Our GUT is where life all begins...
It's the place the nutrients that fuel each and every cell in the body come in, and it is the last pathway the toxins leave the body..
What Chinese Medicine think about GUT health?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Gut Health is called “Wei Qi”, literally meaning “Stomach Energy”, is the foundation of life and source of energy. The treatments for digestive health, either herbal medicine or acupuncture, aim to optimize digestive juice secretion in the GI tract, support proper enzyme secretion from digestive organs, ensure proper nutrient absorption in the small intestine, and promote a healthy balance of ﬂora in the colon.
Furthermore, Dalu always makes sure the Peristalsis, the coordinated movement of smooth muscles in the GI tract, are moving the contents in your bowel properly. Neither too slow (constipation), or too fast (diarrhea).
Modern medical science has found there are two major factors are involved in the GUT health:
Enteric Nervous System Function (Brain-Gut Axis)
The dysfunction of Brain-Gut Axis often leads to an array of symptoms such as bloating, gas, constipation, cramps, food sensitivity and even cognitive problems such as irritability, brain fog, anxiety and depression. This dysfunction plays a key role in Irritable Bowel
While some foods are pro-inﬂammatory such as sugar and dairy. But we cannot ignore the fact that not everyone reacts to those foods in the same way, which indicates there is something else other than food that triggers the abnormal inﬂammatory response in the gut (aka food intolerance/sensitivity/allergy). It is also common that for many people are still suffering from IBS-like symptoms after they eliminate the big three: sugar, dairy and gluten. Inﬂammation is a key part of our immune function, however, an unchecked
inﬂammatory response can cause a catastrophy in the body. IBD - Inﬂammatory Bowel
Diseases (U lcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Acute/Chronic appendicitis, etc) are the
direct result from uncontrolled inﬂammation in the GI tract. Within the same pelvic cavity that digestive tract sits in, the unchecked inﬂammation can spread to surrounding organs
such as bladder, uterus, ovaries, kidneys that may involve in UTI, dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps, heavy bleeding, Endometriosis and so on.
Besides these two factors, Chinese medicine also found Blood toxicity/stagnation often presented in many digestive issues especially chronic ones (later will provide link to Kampo assessment for blood toxicity/stagnation.)
Hemorrhoid is a common yet often neglected problem related to bad circulation in the Rectum, which by the name itself indicates the blood circulation at the end of the
digestive tract is clotted up. Dalu’s treatment always address this issue with classic herbal formulas for bleeding, severe pain, constipation.
Goals of therapy for digestive disorders
Dalu Wang, R.TCMP, R.Ac focuses on addressing the root causes, with goals of treatment aiming to solve any underlying dysfunctions, food sensitivities, and infections/inflammations.
His Chinese medicine treatments work effectively to relieve the painful symptoms of gas and bloating, to promote the proper movement and circulation in the digestive organs, to resolve gut inflammation, and ultimately to restore the proper functioning of the gut.
Therapies may involve personalised herbal formulas, acupuncture, dietary adjustments, lifestyle changes and medical meditation that support the health of the GI tract, balance the nervous system, improve the integrity of the gut lining, and rebuild healthy gut bacteria.
Some of the digestive conditions Dalu has been successfully treated:
- Small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Gas and Bloating
- Food Intolerance/Allergy
If your digestive system has been affecting the quality of your life, and wish to look at alternative therapies to solve the problems, please use the link below to connect with Dalu Wang, R.TCMP or call the office at 647 779 1919. Dalu will answer your questions and look into your concerns with his holistic approach and treatments.