Gastrointestinal health affects the entire body inside out, from the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems to the skin. The GI tract not only digests and absorbs nutrients; it is also the seat of our immune system.
Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WS-TCM) is uniquely effective in treating gastrointestinal issues because it addresses the complex gut-brain axis—a network that links the endocrine, immune, and autonomic nervous systems. These connections influence the emotional and physical pattern that manifests in your body. That pattern varies from person to person, requiring an individualized approach to bring balance back to the mind and body through acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle counseling. Our practitioners have 50+ years of collective clinical experience, and our experience in gastrointestinal health includes treatment for:
Irritable bowel syndrome
Heartburn and acid reflux
Diarrhea and constipation
as well as constipation in babies and opioid-induced constipation, and other serious conditions such as Crohn’s disease and diverticulitis. WS-TCM attends to diet, nutrition, lifestyle and stress on a person-by-person basis. Once we assess and determine your individual pattern, a diagnosis emerges. We then structure an appropriate plan to treat your pattern and alleviate your symptoms. This 3-month program may consist of:
24 Acupuncture Treatments
6 Customized Chinese Herbal Formulas
Gua-Sha, Tui Na, Cupping & Ear Seeds
Information & Education
Alongside TCM therapies, restoration of proper digestion may require diet and lifestyle modifications, such as stress management, regular exercise and healthy sleep patterns.
— Chaya M., Brooklyn