Digestive disorders

IBS Treatment with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

I treat many digestive system disorders in my practice. A common digestive system disorder that many of my patients come to me for is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Symptoms of IBS include bloating, gas, stomach pain, urgency to go the bathroom, diarrhea, constipation or both alternating diarrhea and constipation. Most patients [...]

Cow’s Milk or Goat’s Milk?

When my twins turned one years’ old, I was wondering whether to transition them to goat’s milk or cow’s milk. When my daughter was an infant, she had a pretty bad case of eczema and as an acupuncturist, I knew that cow’s milk was harder to digest, so when it [...]

The Benefits of Moxibustion Therapy

Moxibustion is a “warming” technique using the herb mugwort or ai ya in Chinese Medicine. Mugwort has been used in many different cultures for its medicinal properties. Moxibustion helps to increase blood circulation, tonify energy and stimulate digestive system function as well as boost the immune system. Moxibustion comes in [...]

What Does the Tongue Say About Your Health?

In my practice, along with a full interview and medical assessment, tongue diagnosis is one of the main tools I use to understand my patients’ state of health. Most patients are embarrassed to stick out their tongues or they wonder what I am doing staring it. So I am going [...]

How IBS Is Approached in Chinese Medicine

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the most commonly seen disorders by doctors. Some of the symptoms associated with IBS are abdominal cramping, urgency to defecate, gas, bloating, loose stools, constipation or stools that alternate from loose to constipation. Mucous may also appear in the stool. In diagnosing IBS, diagnostic [...]

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