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Digestive Health: Finding the Root

Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineAsian Medicine takes a holistic view of the body. All the parts working together for the good of the whole. Is good health the absence of symptoms or is it more than that?

A large portion of how I practice is through customized nutrition. Nutrition, as Dr. Howard Loomis sees it, is the child of all the sciences yet no profession fully owns it. Most diet gurus, diet fads, and dietary advice focus on what is good for the general population, yet no regard is given to whether an individual can actually digest and assimilate what is being eaten. How is your gut functioning?

That's where I come in as a Loomis Digestive Health Specialist. I have learned a technique of examining the body for manifestations of poor digestion, including muscle contraction in the abdomen. I call it the Source of Stress (SOS) Examination. If you consider that the key to good health is good digestion, then many systemic symptoms may have had their origins in your gut or in a diet that you are struggling to digest. 

Several schools of thought in Asian Medicine, which includes Herbal Medicine, believe that many (if not all) diseases begin in the gut. Most certainly, if you are not getting the most out of your diet or if you are continually taking acid reducers or antacids, something in your gut is not being addressed.

Along with treatments, I will make recommendations about diet and other lifestyle changes. Because lifestyle is so important to healing, after your initial case review you will see our health coach for a separate appointment. She will review my recommendations and help you integrate these recommendations into your life.

"More than $1 billion is spent annually on
drugs to relieve heartburn, excess acid,
bloating, and other symptoms of
These products are
designed to give temporary relief
to cover up these symptoms."

~ Dr. Howard F. Loomis, Jr., DC
Food Enzyme Institute, Inc.
(Loomis Institute of Enzyme Nutrition)

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