Abdominal Bloating and Gas
If you frequently experience abdominal bloating and gas, then you are no stranger to the inconveniences it can bring. Having abdominal bloating and gas can make you feel embarrassed at social events and uncomfortable in your everyday life. Fortunately, gas and abdominal bloating are rarely lethal. This condition is generally caused by your diet or your digestion – or both, but both factors are something you can resolve with natural solutions.
Many people experience bloating and gas together and notice the two symptoms being interrelated. However, most cases of abdominal bloating are actually caused by gas and may have different manifestations. Whether it manifests as abnormal amounts of belching or flatulence, there may be several underlying causes to gas, including:
- Foods that may be hard-to-digest, such as beans, peas, lentils, cabbage, onions, broccoli and cauliflower
- Poor Digestive Functions – when your stomach is weak and cannot break down the food completely
- A stomach virus or bacterial infection, such as h. pylori or e. coli
- Inflammatory bowel disease, or other related chronic conditions
Indigestion can also be a common cause of gas and can be unrelated to the food you consume. That’s because your body depends on your digestive system to break down the food to turn it into the energy and nutrients the body needs. When your digestive functions are impaired or disrupted, gas and bloating can occur. Factors like overeating, excessive alcohol consumption or side effects on medications can cause indigestion.
Natural Solutions for Gas and Bloating
In our clinic, we use a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of gas and bloating
Acupuncture – Research has shown acupuncture can effectively improve gastrointestinal motility and regulate healthy gastric acid release. Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment to activate the parasympathetic system to improve emotional health conditions. Scientists believe acupuncture work by affecting the somatic nervous system, which reduces abdominal bloating and improves intestinal motility to reduce gas.
Chinese Herbal Medicine – Our practitioners are highly trained in prescribing herbal medicine. Customized herbal formulas are prescribed specifically to each individual’s underlying pattern to correct imbalances on a systemic level. There are herbs and formulas that help to enhance the functions of your digestive tract to reduce bloating and gas.
Abdominal bloating and gas can lower your quality of life in many ways. It can cause embarrassment, cause pain and emotional stress and interfere with your daily activity. At Honor Wellness, our practitioners are fully committed to your care to help you regain your quality of life back. If you or someone you know are struggling with indigestion, let us help you. Contact us today at 604.428-9946 and find out how.