Chronic Digestive Issues
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastritis, Chronic Constipation or Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulosis
Digestion is the core of our overall health - it is where we extract nutrients from the food we eat that nourish every cell of every organ in our bodies. If this core is off, the system as a whole becomes unbalanced. Many times disharmonies in our digestive system aren't straight forward - they are as dynamic as they system itself. For example, sometimes stomach pain is due to too much stomach acid while other times that same pain is caused by too little stomach acid. Unfortunately the way modern medicine approaches chronic digestive issues doesn't lend itself to the dynamic nature of the imbalances - it can take years of incessant discomfort for physicians to finally abandon the generic standard of care and take a look at the whole person to determine what is truly going on. Chinese & East-Asian medicine's holistic approach lends itself to this dynamic nature and even has an entire school of practice dedicated to improving digestion and overall health through acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutritional therapy (called the "Yi Shui School").
As a Chinese & East-Asian medicine practitioner with an extensive background in herbal medicine and nutritional therapy, I work with you to really understand who you are, what your body is telling you, and how to calm and even reverse the effects of longstanding GI discomfort. Together we will work to identify the root of your chronic digestive issues and build your individual strategy toward remission. It will take more time than you would prefer, collaboration between you, me, and your other practitioners, rigorous experimentation to find what works, and an immense amount of patience, but by starting on this path you will see results that are sustainable and will compound over time. If you're curious to see if we're a good fit to help you reach your health goals, let's connect below.