Healthy digestion is critical to our well-being.  Over 100 million Americans have digestive problems that affect the entire body and can lead to allergies, arthritis, acne, chronic fatigue, and mood disorders.  Your gut makes the very important decision of what stays and what goes- absorbing good nutrients and excreting toxins and allergens.  A thin layer in your gut protects your entire immune system!  When it gets damaged, an overactive immune system can be triggered in your body, creating inflammation (AKA pain and discomfort). Other signs of poor gut health include:

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Weight gain. 

Chinese medicine works very well to strengthen the Spleen and Stomach so that your body can function at an optimal level.  An herbal cleansing program is an option for ridding the colon of toxins and rebuilding the gut flora, or good bacteria.  You may also want to increase your daily fiber, begin an exercise regimen, and consider diet modifications. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of acupuncture and herbs, listen to your gut and don’t wait!  Contact Vail Valley Wellness here.