Our current American lifestyle of overwork, too much stress, too little exercise, and unhealthy eating habits can contribute to an impaired digestive tract and sluggish metabolism. As a licensed acupuncturist, I’ve seen poor digestion lead to low energy and several common chronic health problems, including weight gain, in Austin acupuncture patients. This is because when the body is unable to properly digest food, it can’t absorb the nutrients needed to stay healthy. Over time this can lead to conditions such as IBS, ulcers, fatigue, inflammation, seasonal allergies, and/or frequent colds, all of which can be addressed with acupuncture. At my Austin Acupuncture and Wellness Center we focus on balance, dietary advice, and the belief in the body’s ability to heal itself. Acupuncture can help balance the body by strengthening the digestive system and controlling the appetite. My Austin acupuncture patients have seen the best results, however, when combining whole food nutritional supplements and Chinese herbal medicine with a healthy diet AND regular acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture can also support healthy weight loss, because obesity and weight gain can stem from an imbalance of the digestive system. Getting acupuncture in Austin for poor digestion can be as simple as a phone call away; the benefits just may astound you!