What are Digestive Issues

Whilst there are a whole host of digestive issues, the most common problems include reflux, heart disease, inflammation of the intestines, gastroenteritis, heartburn and ulcers. The digestive system withstands a lot of stress (typically created by the foods you eat to suffering emotional stress), however, generally only for a short period of time.

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Treating Digestive Issues at Ultra Health Therapies

At Ultra Health Therapies, we take a nurturing body, mind, and spirit approach. We believe in the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in that to heal, the whole person needs treatment, using techniques encouraging the body to heal itself.

Our Gold Coast practitioners listen to the body, then devise a treatment in line with the body’s request for healing. Our practitioners work together to discover the best course of treatment for your condition and are here to support you with your health goals, assisting you to live a life of amazing health and vitality, to the best of your body’s ability.

Acupuncture for Digestive Issues

Acupuncture may be effective and assist with the treatment of various digestive issues.

Acupuncture is a natural treatment where fine needles are inserted through the skin at specific points along the body’s meridians, creating a healing reaction within the body.

Moxibustion uses the same philosophy and is a similar method to Acupuncture, however, instead of using fine needles, a herb known as Mugwort is burnt near the acupuncture points on the body. The heat along with the properties of the Mugwort herb may assist with the healing of your specific digestive issue.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine for Digestive Issues

Very few people are aware that Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used to improve digestion for more than two thousand years. Traditional Chinese Medicine recognised the importance of gut health in achieving longevity. They developed complex herbal remedies with the aim to improve digestive capability and therefore create balance and harmony to one’s own immune function. In Traditional Chinese Medicine importance was placed on the digestion to remain healthy through lifestyle, bringing your body back into balance and alleviating painful discomfort.

Cupping is an ancient Chinese Medicine technique where specially designed cups are applied to the skin creating suction. Suction aims to promote a healing flow of blood to the area of treatment and may assist in relieving Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flatulence and Constipation.

Gua Sha is another technique where a smooth tool is used to scrape areas of the body to relax it in order to assist reduce tightness, stiffness and congestion in the tissues underneath the skin. Gua Sha is generally a safe treatment that does not pierce the skin. Gua Sha may help as part of the treatment of a Digestive Issue by supporting digestion and promoting regular bowel movements.

Our Gold Coast Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, Tracey Winter and Maria Catarina are knowledgeable and experienced with treating people suffering from digestive issues and are ready to support you on your journey to living your optimum life.

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Visceral Manipulation for Digestive Issues

Visceral Manipulation does not focus solely on the site of your pain, but rather looks at the entire body with a view of getting to the root of the problem. Visceral Manipulation relates to the internal organs of the body and uses gentle manual therapy which aids your body’s ability to release restrictions causing digestive issues.

This gentle hands-on therapy works to alleviate abnormal points of tension in the intestines and other internal organs that make up the body’s visceral system. It could relieve stomach pain, chronic constipation, bloating and increase the rate of digestion to name but a few.

Our Gold Coast Visceral Manipulation practitioner, Andrew Ross is passionate about this treatment. His goal for all of his clients is to help them achieve and hold onto a better standard of health. Education and empowerment are important factors of his treatments, which treats the body, mind, and spirit holistically.

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Naturopathy for Digestive Issues

Digestive Issues can often lead to a host of problems elsewhere in the body. Naturopaths are trained in treating the whole person to find and address the root cause of the problem.

A herbal medicine or dietary change could assist you in your quest to find relief for your Digestive Issue.

Our Gold Coast Naturopath offers a holistic therapy of herbal medicine, lifestyle, and dietary change advice. Chelsea believes that Naturopathy works best with long-term goals in mind. Naturopathy may support you on your journey to better digestive health.

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Book Your Digestive Issues Treatment Appointment Now

If you are unsure as to which style of therapy is right for you to start with, please get in touch with our clinic by phone or email and one of our Gold Coast practitioners will be able to determine the right first step for you.

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