How Does Holistic Medicine Help Digestive Issues?
Do you suffer from a digestive disorder like celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome? Your gastrointestinal (GI) system performs a crucial role in your overall health. With the GI containing millions of neurons and producing serotonin, it acts as the communication center to your brain. Along with affecting the nervous system, imbalances can cause more symptoms to your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. If you’re experiencing GI concerns, you may want to look into holistic medicine for a natural treatment alternative to heal your entire body.
What is Holistic Medicine?
Holistic medicine is a treatment alternative that focuses on healing the entire person — mind, spirit, body, and emotions — to help patients reach optimal health. Medical professionals who practice holistic medicine believe in the following principles:
- Every individuals body is self-healing
- Patients are people, not the disease
- Result oriented healing involves both the patient and the doctor, it’s a partnership
- Treatment targets the root cause of the problem, not just the symptoms
Holistic Medicine Treatment for Digestive Issues
Holistic practitioners will utilize a whole-body approach to assess your digestive issues that prevent your gut from digesting and absorbing nutrients, as well as, eliminating waste products. They will conduct a comprehensive physical and detailed medical history examination along with the necessary diagnostics to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs.
Holistic medicine can address the underlying causes of the following issues:
- Abdominal pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Lactose intolerance
- Weight gain
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Ulcerative Colitis
Digestive Treatment Methods
Your personalized treatment plan will not only help you find pain relief but also improve your emotional balance, sleep patterns, chemical balance, and more. Your doctor may recommend the following treatments to help your digestive issues:
- Develop a custom diet that meets your needs (low FODMAP, Low inflammatory, food allergy elimination, Low glycemic, etc.)
- Identify and eliminate dietary triggers that promote inflammation
- Reduce inflammation by healing and re-establishing the integrity of the intestinal gut lining
- Eliminate underlying subclinical infections, also known as gut dysbiosis
- Restoring bio-terrain balance in all areas of the digestive system
Discover Digestive Relief with Holistic Medicine in Las Vegas
Treating your digestive dysfunction is more than simply masking your symptoms with over-the-counter medication that has long-term repercussions. Dr. Caroline Williams DC, CFMP, ACN will apply various holistic and non-invasive treatments that will target your condition. With a personalized plan, you will find digestive relief and achieve long-term wellness.
Looking for a natural digestive treatment? Schedule an appointment with Native Sun Nutrition & Functional Medicine.