Heal your gut and reduce inflammation
Integrative and functional medicine is about getting to the root of conditions rather than treating individual symptoms as they arise. Often the digestive system and inflammation are key starting points.
A healthy gut is the foundation of good health. The gut houses immune tissue and initiates immune responses. When the gut is inflamed it can generate inflammation throughout the body.
Chronic bloating, constipation, cravings, gas, acid reflux, diarrhea and abdominal pain all signal that your gut likely needs some special attention. Feeling slow, heavy, or lethargic after meals is a warning sign that your digestion is compromised. Getting your gut back on track typically takes a holistic intervention. We treat patients with SIBO, IBS, acid reflux and inflammatory bowel disease as well as undiagnosed digestive conditions.
We also treat patients with Hashimoto’s, psoriasis, eczema, and other autoimmune conditions that flare up when the gut is inflamed. The gut’s key role is to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream while filtering out harmful bacteria and pathogens. A compromised gut lets inflammatory molecules into the bloodstream and this can trigger a cascade of immune reactions.
How we can help
We restore digestive health and reduce inflammation with holistic interventions that include a blend of acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine and lifestyle support.
Digestive and autoimmune conditions tend to be knotty problems, composed of a variety of dysfunctions swirling together. We look at the whole picture and help you do detective work to understand why your body is responding this way. We often help patients communicate with their doctors to ask for labs that can provide insights into undiagnosed conditions.
This approach allows us to design an effective treatment that goes deeper than symptom relief.
Acupuncture is a foundational part of our treatment plans for digestive and autoimmune support. It prompts the nervous system to release neurotransmitters that “calm the nerves” and promote the “rest and digest” functions needed for healing.
We work with you to identify what dietary and lifestyle changes can reduce inflammation in your body. We refer to nutrition partners for more intensive support when needed. We’ll offer nutritional supplementation and herbal medicine designed to restore digestive function and reduce inflammation.
If you are taking medication or working with a physician or therapist, our treatments can safely augment these therapies and enhance your care.
Our digestive and autoimmune support includes:
- Nutritional counseling
- Cortisol rhythm analysis
- Exercise and stretching
- Herbs & supplements
- Lifestyle recommendations
Common conditions we treat:
- Acid reflux
- Undefined digestive discomfort
- Inflammatory bowel disease