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Acupuncture for Digestive Disorders

It is estimated that over 60 million North Americans experience digestive problems on an ongoing basis. This is due to the harmful effects of the "standard North American diet" coupled with the high level of stress that the average person experiences here. Digestive issues can range from minor annoyances such as excessive gas and bloating, to more serious illnesses such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic diarrhea and various cancers that target digestive organs. Whatever the case, whether healthy or ill, it is always essential to take extra good care of one's digestive system. This system is one of the main reference points for gauging overall health. If there are weaknesses or imbalances here, it is likely that one's overall health is compromised.

Today, people in the West are starting to understand how acupuncture and other natural therapies can serve a therapeutic, as well as a preventative role in their digestive health. Most digestive disorders respond very well to consistent acupuncture and herbal treatment. In addition, making specific dietary modifications that detoxify and restore the gut will enhance the treatment progress. Of course, when the illness fades and internal balance is achieved, maintaining healthy digestion will still stand as an essential component in one's journey towards optimal health and wellness.

If you would like to learn more about acupuncture and discuss your specific health situation, please phone 403.455.0880. Dr. Wegmann will be happy to answer your questions.

Mitch Wegmann is a registered acupuncturist and doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He owns and operates Calgary Acupuncture Centre in the city's southwest quadrant, near the Marda Loop district.

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