Food Avoidance

Food avoidance is very popular in natural medicine, especially if you have a naturopath, avoiding common things like dairy products, wheat, soy, citrus, etc…

While I think that someone with celiac’s disease (a serious condition) should definitely avoid wheat, the Chinese Medicine approach would improve digestive function rather than tell our patients to avoid foods. This is something we can do with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs: we can improve your digestion. Symptoms such as gas, bloating, digestive discomfort, borborygmus (rumbling of the stomach and intestines), constipation, diarrhea and dry stools can be reduced or eliminated by a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

The moral here is to think positively: avoid foods if you need to, but if you want to get better, come see us at Spring and Autumn Acupuncture for an evaluation and treatment!