Whether you suffer from a digestive disorder, or are looking to improve your overall gut health, contact The Emperor’s Medicine in Naperville to see how functional medicine can help you. We specialize in treating the root causes of diseases — not just the symptoms —so we can help heal the whole self with a patient-specific approach to medicine and wellness. Our bodies possess self-healing capabilities and our duty as physicians and health practitioners is to strengthen and improve these mechanisms of innate healing. So, in functional and natural medicine, we look to find pathways to optimize your health. With natural methods that are safe and effective, functional medicine can help you achieve digestive relief without having to deal with medications. Continue reading to learn more about how our treatments can restore your gut health, and request an appointment to begin your healing today!
Optimizing Digestive Health with Functional Medicine in Naperville
Stomach Pain and Inflammation
Pain and inflammation are common complaints when it comes to gut health. Acupuncture is known for its ability to reduce inflammation, but it can also regulate stomach acid, and promote peristalsis to help the wave-like muscle contractions move foodstuffs down the esophagus and through the intestines. Regular acupuncture sessions can help strengthen the immune response, making you less susceptible to infections, illnesses, and inflammation. By promoting circulation, reducing stress, and enhancing the body's energy flow, acupuncture contributes to overall immune system balance and resilience. When these sessions are paired with other functional medicine, these treatments have been shown to promote healthy digestion.
If you suffer from acid reflux or are diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), you understand how disruptive this can be to your daily life. While uncomfortable, these issues can be hard to resolve through conventional medicine. Rid yourself of these discomforts with functional medicine treatments and acupuncture, some lifestyle and dietary changes, and Chinese medicine, without having to deal with the side effects of pharmaceuticals. Enjoy only the benefits that come from functional medicine and acupuncture.
Frequent constipation can be another sign that you need to improve your gut health. Studies show that acupuncture is a safe and effective option for relieving constipation, with persistent effects for long-term relief. Our patients who suffer from constipation and receive acupuncture in combination with functional medicine, nearly double their amount of daily bowel movements and enjoy improved general well-being and quality of life. Another benefit of acupuncture is that it reduces stress, which can be a cause of digestive issues such as constipation or other bowel urgencies such as diarrhea. Acupuncture and functional medicine can be a great solution that optimizes many aspects of your health at the same time.
IBS and Crohn's Disease
IBS and Crohn’s Disease are chronic conditions that continually stump Western medicine. While there is no cure for these conditions, here at The Emperor’s Medicine, we employ treatment plans that use a combination of acupuncture treatments, functional medicine, dietary changes, herbs, and potentially a stool and/or saliva test to provide you with a personalized treatment plan to address the root cause of your issues. We have high success rates with our patients who have these conditions, and we are able to help them fight back against these symptoms to take back their quality of life.
As the clinic for functional medicine the city of Naperville trusts, our team at The Emperor’s Medicine is a group of experienced medical professionals who specialize in holistic health that works to heal the whole person. We want our patients to achieve optimal health, and with our testimonials of positive outcomes from over 17 years of experience, we can help you heal your gut too. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!