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Chew On This: Digestion and the Spleen

acupuncture okcby Toni Twitty, M.Ac., Ph.D.c  Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture OKC Expert August 2, 2018   The Spleen and Stomach rule the late summer season. That means these organs most active, accessible, and unfortunately prone to problems RIGHT NOW. They are also associated with the “Earth” element. Earth provides support and nourishment for all life. Likewise, these active organs provide the body with nourishment through what we eat. Food is ingested, digested, transformed, transported, and assimilated into the physical body, creating bone, muscle, energy, and blood. Literally we are what we eat! The health of these organs is critical to our feeling well. Digestive troubles plague modern society. Check out your local drugstore and you’ll find an entire isle dedicated to items designed to suppress various symptoms of poor digestive health- probiotics, antacids, antiemetics, Pepto… The only problem is that they DON’T get at the root cause of the problem. They are a bandaid.  Over time, a poor diet coupled with irregular eating habits, over-concentration, worry, excessive studying, or sitting too long can injure our Spleen and Stomach. Adopting a few new eating habits may allow your digestion to function better. In turn, the health of your entire being may improve. Caring for your health, naturally, with acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help get to the root cause of digestive troubles as well as other problems that you are experiencing.  

So. How is Your Spleen Doing?


Below are a few symptoms that appear when a Spleen/Stomach disharmony is present:

  •Abdominal distention, bloating, aches or pain • Flatulence after meals or with stress • Watery, loose stools, or diarrhea • Blood or excessive mucus in stools • Bruising easily • Nausea, vomiting, or lack of appetite • Sallow complexion or pale lips • Pale and swollen tongue • Weakness and heaviness in the arms, legs, or muscles • Fatigue, lethargy, or low energy • Dizziness or history of anemia • Susceptibility to colds and flu • Cold hands and feet • Difficulty Concentrating • Infertility    If you said yes to a few of these, Give us a call at 405-693-5121 or schedule online to get started towards better digestive health today!     Bon Appetite and enjoy the rest of your summer!


  acupuncture okc Dr. Toni Twitty, owner of Be Well Acupuncture OKC in Oklahoma City, OK is an expert Acupuncturist. She specializes in resolving pain, treating chronic conditions, general wellness, and fertility. Learn more about Toni and get started on your road to better health at:

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