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  • Marlo Rapp

Digestive Issues: Heal Your Gut Naturally

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

Signs of an unhealthy gut:

  • Bloating

  • Gas

  • Food Intolerances

  • Heartburn

  • Diarrhea

  • Constipation

  • Sleep Issues

  • Upset Stomach

  • Sugar Cravings/High Sugar Diet

  • Constant Fatigue

  • Autoimmune Conditions

  • Skin Irritations/Sensitivities

  • Unintentional Weight Changes

An estimated 70% of Americans experience gastrointestinal issues on a regular basis. The most common digestive issues include Ulcerative Colitis, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Celiac Disease, Gallstones, Acid Reflux/GERD, chronic diarrhea, gas, and indigestion.

Many are so used to living with digestive issues that they may not even realize the greater threat it can pose to their overall health. They also often do not know how to address it, meaning many digestive issues are left untreated.

This is especially troublesome since our gut health plays a role in more than just our digestion. Mood, focus, neurotransmitters, metabolism, allergies, bone density, nutrient absorption, hormone regulation, ability to eliminate toxins, and immune function are all tied to gut health.

A healthy gut means better absorption of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that are essential to strong bones and overall health. Additionally, gut flora releases nutrients that help regulate insulin sensitivity and mood. Gut bacteria also forms a protective barrier against pathogens.

Top ways to promote gut health:

  • Manage Stress

  • Stay Hydrated

  • Minimize Processed Food

  • Eat Prebiotic Foods

  • Drink Bone Broth

  • Limit Excess Refined Carbohydrates

  • Avoid Excess Alcohol

  • Don’t Smoke or Vape

  • Get Proper Sleep

  • Try Moxibustion

  • Chew Your Food Slowly and Thoroughly

  • Eat Fermented Foods

  • Take High Quality Probiotic Supplements

  • Eat Organic

  • Decrease Consumption of Refined Carbs

  • Try Acupuncture

Acupuncture promotes gut health in multiple ways, and research has found it to be an effective treatment for bloating, indigestion, nausea, and other digestive issues. Studies have also shown that acupuncture can stimulate peristalsis in the intestinal tract, which can be very helpful for people struggling with chronic constipation. Additionally, acupuncture supports the digestive process of breaking down foods without the excess gas that can cause bloating. Bonus: acupuncture also addresses stress, which can play a major role in digestive flare-ups and other issues.

Acupuncture involves the gentle insertion of very tiny, thin needles into specific points on the body to promote balance and support our body’s natural healing abilities. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat countless issues, including digestive, neurological, musculoskeletal, hormonal, gynecological, respiratory, eye, ear, nose, emotional, and weight issues.

In addition to acupuncture, 4 Seasons Acupuncture in Hot Springs, AR also offers herbal and nutrition therapy, auricular (ear) acupuncture, e-stim/electroacupuncture, acupressure, cupping, injection therapy, moxibustion, and tuina therapy.

Get on track with your gut health and overall wellbeing today - contact us to schedule an appointment for acupuncture or herbal and nutritional therapy today!

Four Seasons Acupuncture Hot Springs Arkansas

Acupuncture, TCM, cupping, injection therapy, Chinese Herbs, moxibustion, tuina, nutritional therapy, and more!

Located in the heart of Hot Springs, Arkansas, just minutes from Lake Hamilton, AR,

Pleasant Hill, AR, Red Oak, AR, Price, AR, and Malvern, AR.

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