is most successful when hitting it from different angles. Tools a practitioner will often use to treat digestive concerns include making positive dietary changes, taking supplements such as probiotics, prebiotics & herbs, getting the right amount of exercise, managing stress, and getting acupuncture. Yes, acupuncture can help improve gut health.
how does acupuncture improve gut health?
Regular acupuncture treatment is a wonderful addition to any gut healing protocol. If you have read my other posts on acupuncture, you know that acupuncture works by improving blood flow to targeted body areas, improving our nervous system response, and improving our hormonal balance. When it comes to gut health specifically, acupuncture works by:
What does science say?
Many studies have proven the positive effects of acupuncture on digestive issues when compared to a control group. Acupuncture has been shown to help improve:
I would like to hear from you!
Have you tried acupuncture for gut health, or any other health concern?
Lindsay Rusk, R.Ac., fmp
Lindsay Is a Registered Acupuncturist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Health Investigator, Paleo Enthusiast, and Blogger.
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