Usually, I love an awkward moment.

A Rae Story

One time I accidentally introduced myself as the wrong person at a party. (Impressive, I know.) I didn’t even bother to correct my mistake. Several people now and forever think my name is, “Katie.” I’m pretty hard to embarrass. But when I first started dating my now husband, I clogged a toilet at his parent’s house. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say it wasn’t the first impression any girl hopes to make and one of the few embarrassing stories I still cringe to tell. If you’ve ever struggled with any sort of digestive disorder, you’ve probably had a few awkward moments yourself (unless you are a toddler, then all burps, farts, and poops are hilarious).

This incredible system nourishes every other system in our bodies.

If the digestive system is malfunctioning the rest of your body will not get the nutrients it needs which can cause all sorts inconvenient symptoms such as stomach pain, low energy, lights and sirens trips to the bathroom, constipation, vomiting, weight loss, and weakened immune system.

Just to stress the importance of gut health, here are five fun facts:

  1. You could be a poop doner! Fecal transplants are a thing. In rare cases of treating C. diff, doctors will transplant feces from a healthy person to a sick one.
  2. The microbiome in your gut accounts for about 70% of your immune system. (So if you’re washing your hands like a germaphobe and still getting sick, you might consider looking to your gut health!)
  3. Did your grandma ever say, “He’s got more guts than brains?” Well, she was right. Everyone has more guts than brains. Unraveled and spread out, your digestive system would cover a tennis court.
  4. There is growing evidence that kids raised in homes with dogs have a healthier gut microbiome and less risk of developing respiratory issues. I guess puppy kisses are healing in more ways than one!
  5. Last but not least, Acupuncture is used to effectively treat constipation, Crohn’s Disease, diarrhea, gastritis, gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Ulcerative Colitis.

Acupuncture targets the root cause of these conditions healing the problem, not just masking the symptoms. It can improve nutrient absorption, reduce stress, pain, and inflammation, and promote regular bowel movements. Because this healing comes through natural methods which empower your body to heal, there are no invasive procedures, expensive medicines or unwanted side effects. (*Crowd Cheers*)

Don’t take your digestive disorder sitting down (on the toilet), reach out to us at Acupuncture of Columbia and see what acupuncture can do for you!