Digestive Disorders

Digestive Disorders

Are your digestive troubles putting your health at risk?

Problems with digestion can lead to a range of other health problems, including arthritis, depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, insomnia, headaches, migraines, skin conditions, poor immune functions and general inflammation.

Your digestive tract has two main functions: breakdown the food we eat into nutrients to fuel the body’s processes and eliminate waste. Dysfunction in either of these areas can affect your overall health.

How is your digestion impacting you?

  • Do you have to identify the bathroom anytime you go out?

  • Are you taking medications and supplements to keep symptoms at bay?
  • Does stress affect your digestion, and do your digestive issues cause you stress?
  • Are you sometimes embarrassed by your digestion?
  • Is it hard for you to be social or intimate because of concern over your digestion?
If you can answer yes to any of these, then we can help.We have experience treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, GERD (eeflux), heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Chron’s Disease and more.

Our Solutions Will Help You:

  • Improve your ability to go out without worrying about where the bathroom is

  • Reduce your stress related to your digestion

  • Digest and process your food better

  • Migraines

  • Regulate bowel function

  • Improve your energy

  • Improve your overall health

  • Reduce your need for over-the-counter medications


For the Curious: The Gut-Brain Axis

The Gut-Brain Axis is the direct link between your digestive system and your brain. Our digestive system is considered to be its own nervous system (Enteric Nervous System). The gut is home to trillions of cells and different species of bacteria- both good and bad, known as your microbiome.

Regulating the microbiome is an exciting new field of medicine and may end up being the next wave of healthcare.

The gut and brain communicate via the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve helps regulate all “automatic” functions of the body via the parasympathetic nervous system. We can help regulate your vagus nerve, which will have widespread, positive effects on your health.

“I am better able to deal with stress, my sleep quality has improved and Mark has been able to help me with a number of issues from allergies to digestion.”
Amoreena, Wakefield, MA , Sleep Problems, Digestion
“After many years of suffering with digestive issues, I found permanent relief via the acupuncture treatment Mark provides. Through treatment sessions and Chinese herbs, I am regular and do not suffer from gas and bloating. I also have more energy.”
Jennifer, Digestion, Sleep, PMS
“After a few acupuncture sessions I saw signs of change in my sleep and headaches.  I am sleeping much better and for my headaches, I have not had an aspirin/Tylenol for 5 months as I write this.”
Michelle Reading, MA, Sleep Problems
“I cannot say enough good things about Mark and how professional he is. There is a gentleness about him that complements his knowledge of acupuncture and truly makes his techniques effective … If you are going through IVF, I highly recommend that you see Mark.”
Paula, Infertility, IVF
“I first started acupuncture with Mark to help heal a heel spur and the resulting plantar fasciitis. From the first session Mark was extremely easy to work with. Thanks to Mark, I am back on the streets jogging and improving the pain I experience week to week.”
Adam, Heel Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis
“I was recommended to see Mark Whalen at Five Points Acupuncture and Wellness by a loyal friend. I had a sharp pain in my lower back which made it difficult to walk. After five appointments with Mark, I am pain-free and walking fine.”
Thomas, Back Pain

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