General Digestive Concerns and Acupuncture: Returning to a Natural Flow
General digestive concerns can be approached by conventional medicine in many ways however the most common therapy is using over-the-counter medicine. These include such popular brands as Pepto-Bismol, Imodium and Alka-Seltzer. More potent formulas are also available in prescription form. Either way, these medicines tend to target the pain factor of the digestive problem rather than the cause. Integrative Med Solutions (IMS) searches for the core of the problem and roots out why it has manifested, how to manage it and how to prevent it from returning. Using acupuncture and naturopathic medicine, IMS can assist with healing the systems that are suffering with general digestive concerns on a daily basis offering you a much better quality of living all around.

Acupuncture: Returning to a Natural Flow
Acupuncture is being implemented within many conventional medical arenas for a variety of ailments including general digestive concerns. In a case cited in the journal Medical Acupuncture by a Dr. Martha Grout, a 27 year old man entered the Phoenix Memorial Hospital emergency room presenting with signs of a small bowel obstruction. Acupuncture points REN/CV12 located just above the navel and ST36 located below the knee slightly lateral of the shinbone were administered. It was reported that, “Within 6 hours the patient began to improve and the admitting surgeons expressed surprise that his system began to function so soon.” This is only one of the many cases and studies of the success of acupuncture therapy. IMS Licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Lisanti will assess the best acupuncture approach for your general digestive concerns.

Botanical Medicine: Classical Chinese Herbs and More
Classical Chinese herbs are a staple of the IMS healing protocol. With thousands of years to back these treatments, in many cases general digestive concerns respond with great promise where these herbs and others are used. By evaluating your detailed health history, Dr. Lisanti will be able to determine the best botanical medicine approach using Classical Chinese herbs such as: jujube seeds, dong quai, astragalus, licorice root and magnolia peel. Other herbs include turmeric which relieves gas and intestinal spasms. In fact, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center cited a study that “…turmeric relieved indigestion symptoms completely or partially in 87 percent of the participants after just one week.”

Clinical Nutrition: Foods to Aid Digestion
IMS can inform you of the proper foods needed to relieve general digestive concerns. Through a specific protocol of personalized suggestions Dr. Lisanti may be able to enhance your gustatory experience rather than have you suffer with unknowingly harmful choices. This may include beets for constipation; avocado which provides an optimal environment for beta-carotene to convert into vitamin A which is essential for a healthy GI mucosal lining as well as a long list of fiber rich foods, like oats.

Nutraceutical Supplementation: Proper Nutrients for Digestion
Vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes play a crucial role in your digestive process. Sometimes, all it takes is adding or not receiving enough of these to enhance or detract from your gastrointestinal process. At IMS, making sure to find the best nutraceutical approach for you is paramount in creating a successful road to healing. IMS may suggest using such additions as: multi-enzyme supplements that contain a full spectrum of protein and carbohydrate digestive properties; good bacteria (probiotics) to combat a challenged gut; magnesium, a mineral that is depleted in many individuals but essential to digestive health and vitamin D another important nutrient absent from a large portion of the population.

At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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