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Acupuncture Marlton and Food Poisoning

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More than 30 million people in the USA suffer from food poisoning annually.  Food poisoning causes episodes of vomiting and diarrhea.  Typical cases are sporadic and isolated but once in a while a major outbreak can be a cause for concern.  The more common outbreak of food poisoning is Salmonella poisoning, which can affect hundreds or even thousands of people.

Acupuncture Louisville can be very effective in helping relieve symptoms of food poisoning.  It also helps the victim recover quickly.  As a rule, the advice for those suffering from food poisoning is plenty of rest and copious drinking of fluids.  Acupuncture, apart from relieving symptoms and facilitating recovery can reinforce the digestive system allowing it to be resilient from future food poisoning.  Acupuncture also helps prevent the rise of chronic immune dysfunction and boosts the body’s energy levels.

Food poisoning basically means any illness caused by eating contaminated and/or infected foods.  Food can be considered poisonous if a microorganisms such as parasites, viruses and bacteria contaminate it. The most typical microorganisms that spoil and poison food are Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella and E. coli.

Food poisoning symptoms are severe loose bowel movement, abdominal pain, vomiting, cramping, fever and flu-like symptoms. For most people, the body heals itself by clearing itself of the bad food in less than a week sans the requirement of medical help.  Still it may take a few months before regular bowel movements return to its regular function.  Food poisoning can impair digestive function and make the victim more prone to future episodes of food poisoning.  There are a few who after a bout of food poison develop Reiter’s syndrome.  This disorder may take months or even years to resolve and may result in chronic arthritis.

In traditional Chinese medicine viewpoint, by dampness and/or heat in the stomach and intestines because of intake of “dirty” food or drink causes food poisoning.  The aim of acupuncture is to remove the dampness and heat from the body and expel or kill the pathogens by stimulating the production of antibodies and white blood cells in the body. Acupuncture and other types of TCM can help in relieving vomiting and nausea.  Acupuncture can quicken recuperation by helping the body to facilitate the removal of the pathogen and it reinforces the digestive system making it more resilient to harmful foreign agents.

Acupuncture together with Chinese herbal medicine can be very beneficial for treating various kinds of diseases and disorders in the digestive system.  It also enhances the digestive function by improving blood flow to the stomach, intestines and other parts of the digestive system as well as improving body metabolism by allowing the body to absorb nutrients efficiently thus making the need to eat more food unnecessary.

Heather Shultz Acupuncture
100 Brick Rd Suite 212
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 452-1782
https://acupuncturesouthjersey.com

Written by Valerie

June 19th, 2011 at 8:08 am

Posted in Acupuncture