If you have reached this page, you might be an expert on how problems of the gut can wreak havoc on your life. In my clinic, I aim to improve the lives of people living with IBS and IBD through natural medicine. Through years of training and practice, I have found that Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, herbal remedies, and a personalized diet) provides relief for digestive problems.
Nobody wants to think about diseases. It’s not sexy. We’re usually not aware of the way our internal organs function, but because of stress, aging, and/or chronic disease, we do begin to feel our digestive systems in ways that are uncomfortable to talk about past the age of two.
"The 'masterpieces' of ..the heart and the brain - are generally held in high regard... But the gut, in most people's eyes, is good for little more than going to the loo. Apart from that, people think, it just hangs around inside our bellies, letting go of a little 'steam' every now and then. People do not generally ascribe any particular abilities to it. It would be fair to say that we underestimate our gut…”
From Gut: The Inside Story of our Body's Most Underrated Organ
by Giulia Enders
Even as a student of Chinese medicine, I was amazed at the number of people suffering from digestive problems, and how it affected their quality of life. How little this big problem is talked about! I was equally amazed at how Chinese medicine is effective at offering relief for pain, where Western medicine has failed. I did a year long internship observing a colleague who specializes in Gastroenterology at Tel Hashomer Hospital, as well as at a private clinic in Tel Aviv. There I learned how to help people who suffered from digestive problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, gastric ulcers, Helicobacter Pylori infection, constipation, abdominal bloating and pain, GERD, acid reflux, hemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas, Barrett's esophagus, etc. I have learned a tremendous amount about gastroenterology, have gained clinical knowledge and experience in bringing about results and improving patients' lives.
Acupuncture works on both body and soul. The ancient Chinese believed that tapping into a channel (meridian) would release a possible stagnation and help the body re-establish balance. My approach to acupuncture is to be precise and to the point. There are 390 acupuncture points that I can choose from, but the key to successful treatment is precision. Following the classical Chinese approach, I use very few needles to reach the desired outcome.
Each patient I diagnose and decide to treat with medicinal herbs gets a custom prescription. The herbs I use originate from China, and go through FDA approval in the U.S before arriving at my clinic. Each has its unique effect: to nourish, regulate imbalance, reduce inflammation, cool, heat, and more.