Digestive Health

Learn about Gut Health

My Berwick based Digestive Health clinic was established to help people cope with the associated pain and symptoms of many medically diagnosed digestive conditions.  I have seen a large increase in patients with digestive complaints over the years. I believe this is due to a mixture of high stress levels, lack of sleep and poor eating habits.

I have a special interest in helping people with digestive complaints, as our digestion is vital to our overall health and wellness according to Chinese Medicine.

 

Please read on to learn about the importance of diet, digestive health, along with many common digestive complaints.

If you would like further information, feel free to call the clinic on 9796 2388.

Learn about common digestive complaints

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A common symptom of a blocked digestion. Often affected by stress and a sign food allergies may be developing. Many people suffer bloating after eating or as the day progresses. This can be accompanied by loss of appetite or stomach cramps and wind.

A burning feeling in the throat and chest, often combined with pain and food intolerances. Acid Reflux can lead to stomach ulcers and a damaged Oesophagus. This can be caused by excessive alcohol intake, stress and poor diet. Often pain around the diaphragm is a common complaint of acid reflux.

Bloating, Nausea, Diarrhoea and Constipation, can all be symptoms of IBS. It can be caused by chronic stress or food intolerances. Over use of antibiotics has been known to remove a lot of vital gut flora which can also act as a trigger.

Feeling blocked up, or never being far from a toilet is no way to live. A bowel which is working smoothly means toxins and waste are removed efficiently. Loose stools with blood or mucous can be a sign of Diverticulitis, Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, and should be investigated by your GP.

Digestive problems often occur due to excessive stress and emotions. This leads to problems like stress eating, poor appetite, bloating and eventually IBS. Acupuncture is useful in reducing the symptoms of stress, which may help you cope better.

Brain fog, constant bloating and fatigue are just a few of the symptoms of Candida. Urinary tract infections, mucous in the stool and a thick tongue coating can also be symptoms. This is caused by a yeast overgrowth within the digestive tract, often caused by chronic illness, poor diet or the overuse of medications. A strict diet is often required to help control the symptoms.

A constant state of lethargy and fatigue, often brought about by long term stress, illness or digestive problems. Many often have other complaints of muscle aches, headaches and poor memory.

Has your digestion never been the same since a trip overseas? Often people complain of symptoms that have occurred since an acute infection, as though their body has never fully recovered. They can be left with chronic bowel problems, bloating or a weakened appetite.

Food is the first medicine. No matter how much we advance, the key features of a healthy diet remain the same. Learn about the Chinese view, and how you truly are what you eat.

A healthy gut is essential for a strong immune system, fertility and supports longevity. Read about why the digestion is so important in Chinese Medicine, and why it is the focus of my clinic.

Not sick but not feeling 100%? Early detection of illness is critical to a good outcome. Read about symptoms that your digestion may be becoming ill, and when you should seek help.

“It is not just about treating illness, it is about prevention and protection of your health, which is your most precious commodity.”

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