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Digestive Issues Specialist

Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM -  - Acupuncturist

DH Acupuncture

Donghwan Lee, DAOM, LAc, Dipl OM

Acupuncturist & Herbalist located in Midtown, New York, NY

From food allergies to ulcers, many things can cause uncomfortable digestive stress. At DH Acupuncture in Midtown, Donghwan Lee, LAC, helps patients in New York find relief from digestive issues and other ailments that don’t respond to traditional medical interventions. As an expert in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Donghwan Lee offers patients a way to reclaim whole-body well-being through natural and safe methods like acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Digestive Issues Q & A

What causes digestive issues?

When digestive health is disrupted, the problem may lie in several different bodily systems or organs, including the stomach, large intestine, small intestine, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Since these organs work in tandem, a disruption in one can create digestive disturbances that significantly affect the others.

A digestive issue can be caused by various health conditions, including:

  • Food allergies
  • Gastritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Liver problems
  • Gallstones
  • Diverticulitis

To prepare the best treatment plan for your specific needs, Donghwan Lee will look at your medical history and assess your symptoms thoroughly.

What happens during my appointment?

During an acupuncture appointment, Donghwan Lee inserts needles into your skin on different points of your body. Doing so helps correct the flow of energy and also to relieve stress, which has been known to worsen symptoms of digestive problems. That allows gastrointestinal processes to become balanced, and organs can perform their intended functions.

In addition to acupuncture, your appointment may include a consultation with Donghwan Lee about an herbal medicine protocol. If necessary, he will give you supplements to improve digestive health, assist detoxification processes, and support your body’s ability to assimilate nutrients.

How does acupuncture help digestive issues?

By stimulating specific points on the body, acupuncture helps digestive issues by:

  • Stimulating muscle contractions in the digestive pathways
  • Increasing blood flow to the stomach and other digestive organs
  • Relieving indigestion
  • Improving symptoms of diarrhea or stomach pain
  • Lubricating intestinal pathways to help resolve constipation

Treatment will vary depending on your specific symptoms and needs, and you may need more than one session to experience the best results. Along with lifestyle and dietary changes, herbal medicine, and other integrative solutions, many patients find that acupuncture is a helpful tool for resolving long-standing gut issues that are unresponsive to other treatments.

As one of the most trusted Traditional Chinese Medicine experts in the area, Donghwan Lee is your partner on a journey to more ease and comfort in your body and your life. To experience the benefits of this natural and effective treatment method, book your appointment today.