Treatment of digestive problems with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Treatment of digestive problems with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on a holistic approach that considers the interconnectedness of the body’s systems. In TCM, digestive problems are seen as an imbalance in the body’s vital energy (Qi) and can be caused by many factors including poor diet (too much, too little or the wrong food), daily stress, unhealthy life style (irregular meal, poor sleep, sedentarism), and in the course of other diseases.

When the body´s energy is out of balance, various symptoms of digestive discomfort may arise, such as bloating, cramps, gas, indigestion, diarrhoea, constipation and weight loss or weight gain.

Dr. Maria Butollo, a TCM specialist with long experience in the treatment of digestive issues with TCM, combines several techniques of the Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat digestive problems. Each treatment plan is tailored to the patient´s unique energy pattern of imbalance and may consists of a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine and/or nutritional therapy.

Acupuncture as an aid for digestive complaints

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote balance of the whole organism.

Herbal medicine is another very effective cornerstone of TCM treatment for digestive issues. Dr. Butollo prescribes herbal formulas tailored to each individual’s unique pattern of imbalance, which may include herbs with properties that support digestion, reduce inflammation, or regulate bowel movements.

Individual treatment plans for digestive complaints

Dietary therapy is very helpful in the TCM treatment of digestive issues. It emphasizes the importance of eating according to one’s constitution and the seasons of the year.

In addition to acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary therapy, Dr. Butollo also offers lifestyle recommendations to support digestive health. This may include practices such as stress reduction techniques like meditation, and specific exercises to promote healthy digestion and overall well-being.

Overall, treatment of digestive issues with Traditional Chinese Medicine is an excellent that considers the interconnectedness of all body systems and aims to restore balance and harmony for optimal digestive health. By addressing the root causes of digestive imbalances and supporting the body’s natural healing mechanisms, TCM can provide effective relief from a wide range of digestive issues.