DIGESTIVE DISORDERS in Hakim Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic Santa Cruz 831-426-5002

Acupuncture for digestive disorder

Acupuncture & Digestive Disorders 

Acid Reflux & heartburn are common among poorly nourished people, including those who are on highly processed foods. Spleen-pancreas have essential role in Chinese Medicine. Pancreas secrete pancreatic enzyme into small intestine and the healthier pancreas is, the stronger the enzymes are and that will determine how well nutrients are absorbed.

Each organ has a specific role & function. Quality of pulse, texture and color of the tongue represent health of each organ and based on this information Acupuncture points are selected to restore balance to the body. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, all diseases is seen as imbalance.

Food therapy is one of the main focus in Chinese Medicine, based on each individual needs, dietary recommendation and/or prescription will be included in the treatment.

What Conditions Benefit from Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine

According to many studies, certain Acupuncture points adjust acid secretion in body, stimulate G.I. and relax muscles. Conditions such as:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Colitis/ Crohn’s disease
  • Constipation/ Diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

benefit from Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine. Dietary/lifestyle recommendation based on each individual’s needs is essential. In Chinese Medicine, two patients with same disease may receive different formulas and/or dietary recommendation. Chinese medicine views patients according to their temperature, constitution’s strength.

Hot conditions:

  • Anxiety, stress and easily angered
  • Overly angered
  • Dark urine
  • Early and heavy menstruation
  • Insomnia
  • Sweats a lot
  • Constipation
  • Dry cough
  • Yellow phlegm
  • Smokes
  • Feels warm

Cold conditions:

  • Colds hands and feet
  • Cold low back
  • Frequent urination
  • Weak voice
  • No desire to drink
  • Edema
  • Dizziness
  • Delayed menstruation, pale blood
  • Lack of appetite
  • Feels better in summer
  • Fearful and low energy

 My goal is to assist you to achieve your digestive balance through acupuncture, herbal remedy, meditation and food therapy.



For further question and concern call our office for free consultation or fill out contact form.
(831) 426-5002    Dr. Katayoon Hakim