Digestive Health

Good digestion lies at the core of your wellbeing and has a profound effect on every aspect of your health. Many people say that digestion goes from ‘chew to poo’, but it actually begins in the brain with our thoughts about food. There can therefore be a multitude of factors that contribute to digestive issues, including anxiety, stress, dysbiosis, dietary and lifestyle factors, genetics, hormone imbalance, autoimmune conditions and more.


People with digestive issues know very well that it can interfere with so many other areas of their lives. The state of our digestive system is directly linked with our ability to absorb nutrients, create vital substances (such as blood, hormones, neurotransmitters, etc), excrete toxins and much more. If our digestive organs are not functioning properly, then other physiological systems cannot be nourished effectively. This is why it is crucial to address any problems you have with digestive health, catch them early or prevent from occurring. This is particularly important if you have a family history of bowel cancer or digestive orders.


Our acupuncturists at tonika health, Peter and Veronika, are well versed in digestive problems. With the added help of Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy and lifestyle advice where necessary, they find people with digestive issues respond incredibly well to treatment.


Issues we help with include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Coeliac disease
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dysbiosis (an imbalance in your intestinal flora)
  • Fatty liver
  • Flatulence
  • Food intolerances
  • Food phobias and disordered eating habits
  • Heartburn
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Nausea
  • Rectal spasm
  • Reflux
  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • Stomach acid issues
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ulcers

If you suspect or suffer from digestive problems, let’s discuss how we can help you feel better.

Give us a call or book an appointment with one of our acupuncturists.