Digestive problems are a common ailment. Chronic constipation, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn and bloating can all drastically affect a person’s quality of life. Medications and surgeries for these type of digestive conditions can have negative side effects. Alternative therapies however, are non-invasive ways to improve digestion and have better overall health.
Causes for Digestive Problems
There are a few different problems that cause digestive issues. Harmful bacteria, stress, and infections can bring on inflammation in the stomach and intestines. Some medications can also increase digestive problems. Food intolerance can also lead to inflammation in the gut. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis cause chronic swelling in the digestive system and colon.
Digestive problems may start off small but it is important to treat these ailments so that they don’t progress. Chronic stress on the digestive system can cause permeant damage to the organs.
Improve Digestion with Chiropractic Care
If you’ve tried traditional remedies for your digestive ailments and you still have problems- chiropractic care care help. Because chiropractors treat the body as a whole by improving nervous system function it in turn will improve gut health. For example, subluxations in the spine can lead to breakdown in the pathways of communication for the bodies systems. Chiropractors are trainer to determine where you have spinal misalignments and how they are effecting your body. Chiropractic adjustments can improve the function of your digestive system.
Poor posture and stress also impair proper digestion. As part of chiropractic care, you will work on improving posture and decreasing stressors that impact your health.
Acupuncture for Improved Digestion
Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine that uses small needles to improve energy flow in the body. Insertion of the needles typically causes very little discomfort. Needles are be placed in areas of the body that will aid in energy flow and improve nervous system function. Placing the needles in point specific to digestion can treat digestive symptoms.
Acupuncture treatments are an alternative therapy used in conjunction with chiropractic care to treat digestive problems as well as many other ailments. Contact Silver Chiropractic and Wellness today to learn more.