Our digestive systems are intimately connected to our immune system, and being able to absorb all vital nutrients and eliminate all excess products efficiently is necessary for the health of all the body's tissues: muscles, nerves, organs, blood, and vessels. Acupuncture helps the direction of the digestive energy to go in the correct direction. If there is a problem in this directional movement that arises with gastric reflux, nausea, gastroparesis, or constipation, acupuncture can redirect the energy through the system in its natural downward direction.
Acupuncture also helps with the functions of the absorption of nutrients and the elimination of waste. Absorption issues may manifest as anemia, watery or loose bowel movements, and elimination of waste problems may result in constipation, bloating and gas, poor appetite, and excessive weight. Other health complications related to absorption and elimination are arthritis, chronic inflammation, kidney stones, gallstones, and autoimmune disorders.
Throughout treatment, foods for your health are discussed – foods that work better for your body are encouraged, and foods that inhibit healing are discouraged. As you incorporate these changes into your diet, acupuncture can work even more effectively. The acupuncture assists the digestive energy required for healthy absorption and elimination and helps the function of digesting nutrients, and the function of sorting the nutrients from the waste.