Digestive Health Specialist

Dr. Travall's Acupuncture

Dr. Travall Croom

Acupuncturist located in Midtown Manhattan (Murray Hill), New York City, NY

Few people worry about their digestive health until something goes wrong, leaving them with a condition that interferes with their ability to stay active and enjoy life. Even worse, many digestive problems don’t improve with conventional medical care, leaving you miserable and searching for help. At Dr. Travall’s Acupuncture in Murray Hill, Manhattan, Travall Croom, has successfully helped many patients restore their digestive health with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. If you need relief from a digestive problem, call the New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Digestive Health Q & A

How does acupuncture improve your digestive health?

Acupuncture heals illnesses and disease in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract by triggering changes in your body and targeting multiple body systems. For example, many digestive problems begin with stress and anxiety. As Dr. Travall targets acupuncture points that balance your nervous system and relieve chronic stress, your GI symptoms improve.

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture allows your body to heal naturally by targeting the flow of energy between the organs and systems causing your digestive problem. As Dr. Travall inserts needles at the acupuncture points associated with those body areas, the needles release blocked energy and restore balance.

Acupuncture also works by stimulating muscles and nerves associated with your gastrointestinal (GI) tract problem. The stimulated nerves send messages to your brain, resulting in the release of neurotransmitters, hormones, and endorphins that diminish inflammation and pain.

By targeting specific acupuncture points, Dr. Travall can also improve muscle activity in your GI tract and help you regain healthy intestinal function.

How does traditional Chinese medicine maintain digestive health?

Whether alone or with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine is proven to heal GI tract problems. Many common herbs improve digestion, relieve nausea, and diminish inflammation in the GI tract.

Herbal medicines can relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia and constipation just as well as many conventional medications.

Dr. Travall often combines herbs to provide a mixture of active plant ingredients that heal specific problems in your GI tract. You only need to place the herbs in boiling water to make a healing tea.  

What digestive conditions does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine do such an effective job of treating GI problems that the World Health Organization recommends them for many different conditions.

Dr. Travall may recommend acupuncture and herbal teas for:

  • Gastritis
  • Colitis
  • Acid reflux
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Stomach hyperacidity
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Spastic colon
  • Duodenal ulcers
  • Esophageal spasm

Dr. Travall first completes a thorough evaluation and determines the root cause of your symptoms. As a holistic practitioner, he talks with you about diet and lifestyle habits that may contribute to your digestive problems. Then he recommends changes you can make to achieve long-lasting GI health.

If you need better digestive health, call Dr. Travall’s Acupuncture or book an appointment online today.