Integrative Treatment for Digestive Health
Digestive disorders can have a widespread effect on the state of your health. In fact, more and more research is showing that a number of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and a decreased ability to deal with stress, can be related to your digestive health.
If you’re dealing with a digestive disorder it can be overwhelming and disheartening and may hold you back from fully enjoying your life. Here at Mahaya Health, our multi-disciplinary practitioners can help with whatever digestive disturbance you may be experiencing.
Though each case is different, the general process for supporting your gut health is as follows:
- Determine the root cause of your symptoms
- Assess any damage done to your gastrointestinal tract ease
- Whenever possible, address the damage and restore your ability to absorb nutrients
- Recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to reduce the likelihood and severity of recurrent symptoms
The most important factor in offering a treatment plan for digestive disorders is to address what’s triggering your symptoms in the first place. A naturopathic doctor can help you find out what your potentially triggering foods are, and provide you with a diet and lifestyle plan to help you avoid them while still getting the nutrients you need.
Once that’s taken care of, a registered acupuncturist or osteopathic manual practitioner can help you repair some of the damage caused by your flare-ups. In particular, they can help you manage the abdominal adhesions which sometimes occur with inflammation and which can restrict your GI tract’s functions.
Additionally, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner can also provide you with herbal remedies designed to help soothe your GI tract and reverse some of the damage. Regular massage therapy or acupuncture treatments can also help reduce the stress associated with your digestive complaints.
Mahaya Health offers solutions for a wide range of digestive disorders as including:
- Acid Reflux or Heartburn
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Crohn’s or Colitis
- Leaky Gut Syndrome