Gastrointestinal Conditions

Conditions & Treatments

Gastrointestinal conditions

Digestive disorders indicate disharmony between the body organs responsible for digestion. This disharmony is commonly caused by various lifestyle, emotional (excessive stress, anxiety, worry, etc.) and dietary factors, which put a strain on the digestive system. When prolonged over a period of many months or years, digestive disorder imbalances occur. Changes in lifestyle factors and diet modification is often integrated into the Chinese medical course of treatment. TCM corrects these imbalances and assists in regulating digestion.

 

“The origins of many chronic health problems can be traced to compromised digestive function”.

 

Specific acupuncture points increase gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation, and reduce gastric acid secretion, making acupuncture beneficial in treating general gastrointestinal symptoms. In conjunction with Chinese Herbal Therpapy, acupuncture can nourish and strengthen related organs, minimize symptoms and contribute to medication-free digestive system health maintenance.

 

At AromaOasis, not only do we offer acupuncture treatment tailored to your heart conditions, but we also incorporate moxibustion, dietary suggestions, and/or other modalities in order to maximize the therapeutic benefit and accelerate the process of your recovery.  Dr. Jennifer Gao has many years of experience to help the following Gastrointestinal conditions:

 

  • Epigastric pain, Acid Reflux, GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disorder), Gastritis
  • Nausea and Vomiting, Halitosis (bad breath), Poor appetite, Excessive eating disorder

• Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea, Dysentery, IBS, Constipation, Indigestion, Hemorrhoids
• Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Diverticulitis

Dr. Jennifer Gao, a CTCMA registrant since 2005, brings to the profession more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice in both China and Canada. She comes from a long line of TCM doctors and, inheriting that passion, has been a TCM educator for 13 of those years, teaching at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Tzu Chi International College of TCM in Vancouver.

Dr. Jacqueline Chan

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Jacqueline is currently a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a TCM instructor at the PCU College of Holistic Medicine.  She is confident, compassionate, and diligent. Clients seek her help with a variety of conditions especially regarding pain management of the hips / knees / lower back, emotion & sleep disorders, skin conditions, fertility / gynecological disorders, and digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome

Colleen Boddez (RMT)

Registered Massage Therapist

Colleen is passionate about massage therapy, studying the brain, cooking and eating healthy organic food, exercising and going for walks in nature. Colleen tailors her treatment to each individual. This is done by tuning into the client’s body rhythm and asking his or her body which therapy that Colleen offers is best for the individual at that time. Colleen’s intuitive and palpation skills are highly developed. She is able to feel the movement of fluid, bones, and organs, as well as muscle tension and restrictions in the connective tissue(fascia).