Digestion is one of the most fundamental cornerstones of our health. Our gastrointestinal system is a wondrously complex system that does much more than digest, absorb and eliminate- it’s an independently working nervous system (the enteric nervous system)- replete with neurotransmitters, hormones, chemical messengers, enzymes and a diverse colony of beneficial bacteria. In fact, the gastrointestinal system represents almost 70% of our entire immune system.
When there are disorders related to digestion, absorption or elimination, it affects every part of us. In fact, food sensitivities and other GI disturbances have been linked to allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, dementia, infertility, insomnia, mood disorders, and migraines.
At Double Happiness Health we act as your very own private detectives to get to the bottom of any digestive issue you may have. Using principals of Chinese medicine we assess your whole health picture and form a diagnosis and treatment plan. When needed we run DNA stool tests or serum food sensitivity tests that illuminate precisely what is at the root of the problem. We can help resolve digestive issues using a multidisciplinary approach that may include acupuncture, nutritional recommendations, herbal prescriptions or supplements as well as mind/body or lifestyle tools. Some of the types of conditions we treat include: