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Preserving Digestive Harmony Through the Holidays

Submitted by on November 16, 2012 – 12:26 pm | 1,843 views

It’s coming to that time of the year again, where there seem to be treats to tempt around every corner. Good will power is always a good thing to carry along with you, but there is also something to be said about enjoying a little indulgence with good friends and family every once in awhile.

Acupuncture is always good for keeping things moving smoothly, and improving your digestion! But if you’re looking for something you can take along with you on your travels, or pass around the dinner table this coming Thursday, herbs can be a great option for you!

One famous formula for reducing food stagnation is Bao He Wan, which translates to ‘Preserve Harmony Pill.’ The spleen is always the first organ we look to in Chinese Medicine when there is any sort of digestive upset- and this formula contains great herbs to encourage the spleen to do it’s job efficiently. It reduces stagnation, helps with distension and even heartburn. Bao He Wan is effective, but because it is made up of relatively mild, harmonious herbs it is safe for nearly everyone.

It’s never a bad idea to have a bottle on hand for when you find you’ve overindulged. You can bet every acupuncturist does! -Mariah Van Horn, L.Ac.