Here at PRWC we treat many patients with serious injuries due to trauma – disc herniation, disc bulges, and labral tears, to name a few. With these kinds of injuries, patients often experience a host of related symptoms: sciatic pain, limited range of motion, headaches, and naturally, chronic pain. These types of structural changes in the body require an enormous amount of energy to heal, which invites the question – where does the body get the energy it needs to promote healing?
The answer is surprisingly simple – our digestive systems. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has known for thousands of years that our digestive health is crucial to healing from illness and injuries. Yet, in today’s society, it is more common than not for people to endure a weak metabolism. If yours is sluggish, you’ll likely find yourself suffering from weight gain, low energy, frequent bloating, gas, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, even allergies and insomnia, all of which TCM recognizes as side effects of a slow metabolism.
Getting your gut health on track is crucial to your health. Your digestive system needs to be strong in order to store and generate energy, and in turn, send that energy to diseased/injured areas of the body. Eating a healthy diet, exercising and getting a good night’s sleep will help improve your metabolic function so you can absorb and convert your food into energy allowing for faster healing from injuries or illness. Following a TCM treatment plan with frequent sessions is highly recommended for those needing to follow a path to better GI health. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can help jump-start your metabolism’s battery and will be the foundation for your success!
We are fortunate here at PRWC to have our own TCM specialist, Meg Coons, LAc on staff. Meg is board certified in Acupuncture, Herbology and Biomedicine.
Since we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all treatment protocol, your initial consultation with Meg will include an individualized plan and answer any specific questions you may have.
As always, first – we listen! If the TCM route isn’t going to fit your needs, we’ll discuss all your options so that we can find the best way to get you feeling better!