By SI En TCM Research Desk
Digestive problems are painful, frustrating, uncomfortable and embarrassing. Although in Western medicine, disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic gastritis are little understood and are seemingly without effective treatment, the TCM approach can help you manage and, in some cases, eliminate these debilitating conditions.
Unlike Western medicine, which more often than not only attempts to manage the symptoms of digestive disorders, TCM looks at the issue in the context of the whole system and treats it accordingly. Bowel issues are seen as the result of an imbalance between the spleen and the stomach. The spleen is understood as a wet organ which transports nutrients throughout the body and extracts waste but if the balance is upset dampness can spread throughout the body and disrupt effective functioning. This imbalance affects the stomach, a traditionally dry area, causing stomach ‘fire’ which manifests itself in many painful digestive symptoms.
Traditional Chinese medicine works in a number of ways to improve digestion including:
Our expert practitioners have years of experience treating a wide range of debilitating digestive disorders. Using a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion and instructing subtle lifestyle changes, our traditional Chinese medicine practitioners will be able to restore balance in your body and eliminate the root cause of the illness. At our Singapore clinic we specialise in managing a number of common digestive issues with TCM.
For more information on the diverse range of conditions we are able to treat at our Singapore clinic, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on +65 8222 7436.