ACUPUNCTURE FOR DIGESTIVE DISORDERS
Healthy gut, healthy life.
Our individualized wellness plans help you restore your gut’s natural balance so you can achieve whole-body health.
HEAL YOUR GUT
RESTORE YOUR BALANCE
Got gut trouble?
You’re not alone. More than half of adults struggle with some kind of digestive disorder that leaves them feeling sluggish, bloated, and anxiously anticipating the next bathroom emergency.
Your gut is the key to a healthy life – and you can heal it naturally.
If digestive issues are impacting your quality of life, acupuncture can help. At Wellnest Denver Acupuncture, our holistic approach helps you heal your gut from the root so you can embrace each day with energy, ease, and confidence.
How Does Acupuncture Heal Your Gut?
Studies show that acupuncture helps relieve gastrointestinal symptoms and improve overall digestive health.
Calms the Nervous System
Acupuncture triggers the body’s “rest and digest” state to increase gastrointestinal muscle contraction and promote relaxation.
Acupuncture calms stress and the endocrine/nervous system hyperactivity that often causes or worsens digestive disorders.
Balances the Microbiome
Acupuncture, diet, and herbal medicine help restore a healthy balance of “good” gut bacteria so you and your microbiome can flourish.
Reduces GI Inflammation
Inflammation in the digestive system is a key contributor to GI issues. Acupuncture, diet, and herbal medicine clear harmful inflammation and restore a healthy balance.
Eases GI Symptoms
Acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine are used to ease pain, manage gastric acid secretion, speed up metabolism, improve bowel function, and relieve other functional GI symptoms.
Harmonizes the Digestive Organs
All the digestive organs need to work in harmony for healthy digestion. Acupuncture helps relieve tension and promote harmony in the whole system.
3 Steps to Better Gut Health
Schedule an appointment.
At your first appointment, we explore your symptoms, health history, and lifestyle to understand the root causes of your digestive issues.
Get a custom digestive wellness plan.
Your custom wellness plan is designed to help you restore the natural balance in your gut microbiome to ease and prevent digestive issues.
Live a nourished life.
With your gut in balance, you’ll live a more nourished life – body, mind, and soul.
What Our Patients Say
“She has helped heal my body inside and out…”
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While some headaches are just mild annoyances, a bad episode can make you want to curl up and hide for days. And while headaches are common, they’re not normal. This frustrating pain is your body’s way of letting you know that you’re off-balance, and need to regain your equilibrium.
Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Living with IBS often means living with one eye always on the nearest bathroom sign. Aside from the typical abdominal pain, cramping, and bloating, the sudden and urgent changes in your bowel movements leave you feeling anxious and unable to live in the moment.
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FAQ: Wellnest Denver Acupuncture for Digestive Health
Curious about how acupuncture can help you overcome digestive disorders and improve your gut health? Get answers to some of our most frequently asked questions:
How does acupuncture treat digestive issues?
Chinese medicine sees a balanced gut as the key to whole-body wellness. The gut is the center of the body, and often the center of our health. As such, imbalances in the gut can easily lead to imbalances in other areas of the body. This is why we always address your digestive health, even if you have another, seemingly unrelated health complaint.
Each treatment plan is different because the root causes of digestive issues are as unique as the person. We’ll work together to determine the root causes of your issues, then apply the treatments, foods, and supplements that will best put you on track to a healthier gut.
What types of digestive issues can acupuncture help with?
- Chronic Indigestion
- Abdominal Distention
- Abdominal Discomfort
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Loss of Smell or Taste
- Diarrhea or Loose Stools
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Inflammatory GI Issues
- Weight Loss & Weight Management
- Gut-Brain Mood Imbalances
- Fatigue and Brain Fog
- Peptic Ulcers
- Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding
- Gut-Related Skin Conditions
- Inflammatory Conditions
- Autoimmune Conditions
- General Gut Health & Prevention
What should I expect at my first acupuncture visit?
At Wellnest Denver, we aim for all our treatments to be gentle, effective, and enjoyable. Whether it’s your first acupuncture visit or your fiftieth, we’ll walk you through every step of the way and make sure you are comfortable from start to finish!
During your first visit, we start by discussing your symptoms, health history, lifestyle, diet, and other medical details. Then, we’ll dive into your acupuncture treatment. You’ll get comfortable on our treatment bed and receive a tailored acupuncture session to target the root of your stress.
Afterward, you’ll leave feeling rested and with actionable steps you can take to keep improving your mental health between visits. Click here to schedule your first visit!
The thought of needles makes me even more anxious! What are my options?
If you’re nervous about needles, you can still enjoy a powerful acupuncture session. Our treatments are gentle and relaxing – most people are surprised at how little they feel the needles. We’ll explain each step of the treatment and ensure you feel comfortable all at times.
If you’re not ready to try acupuncture but still want to use Chinese medicine to improve your mental health, we have options! From ultra-gentle, non-needle treatments to herbal medicine, lifestyle recommendations, and more, we can help you find a healthy, happy emotional balance.
Can I get acupuncture if I’m on medications for anxiety and/or depression?
Acupuncture works in tandem with the medications prescribed by your doctor. In many instances, acupuncture can help your medications work better and reduce their side effects. With time and a strategic approach, we may be able to reduce or eliminate your anxiety or depression medications in collaboration with your doctor.
Are there any side effects of acupuncture for stress relief?
Acupuncture is 100% safe and natural. It’s normal to feel a slight pinch or tingle during your treatment, but those sensations subside after a few seconds and you will start to feel relaxed.
In addition to seeing noticeable improvements in your mental health, you will also notice better sleep, healthier digestion, more energy, and a general sense of wellbeing.