Digestive Disorders

In both Chinese and Western medicine the digestive tract health is crucial to the functioning of the entire body. The digestive tract must convert food and drink to energy, help maintain pH, obtain all the proteins required to manage all of the intricate functions of the body, provide the precursors for hormones, neutralize toxicity (this is a huge job in today’s world), impact metabolism, maintain over 60% of immune function, and eliminate waste. Dysfunction in any part of the digestive tract results in huge impacts on the body’s ability to function optimally. Many Chinese theorists believe that digestive dysfunction is the root of most disease, and Western researchers now accredit diet and stress as the cause of over 80% of health problems.

Digestive disorders are becoming more common, and we will highlight some of the major complaints we see in the clinic: