Common Digestive Problems

Digestion is an important process in our overall health due to the absorption of nutrients — which our cells, tissues, and organs depend on to function fully. If we do not have proper elimination of waste, we can develop toxic buildup in our intestines which can create digestive health problems.

Contact us at (317) 344-9840 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Melanie in Indianapolis or via virtual consultation — and start your path to healing today.

Signs of a Digestion Imbalance

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you may have a digestion imbalance:
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Acid reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Holistic Offerings for Digestive Issues

At Dragonfly 360, Dr. Melanie uses a combination of personalized dietary changes, supplementation and acupressure to help with a wide variety of health issues – including digestive issues.

NAET Allergy Treatment

Digestive issues may stem from food allergies or sensitivities. NAET may be used to help alleviate these issues. Treatments include the combination of acupressure, nutritional science, and kinesiology.

Personalized Balanced Diet

A balanced diet provides the body with vitamins, proteins, and fats that are essential to digestion as well as overall health. Everyone is different, and Dr. Melanie uses your health history, symptoms, and detailed intake to personalize your diet and supplementation. A Micronutrient Blood test may be used to assess dietary deficiencies.

Digestive Function Support

Ensuring foods are digested and absorbed alleviates digestive symptoms as well as supports overall health. Dr. Melanie may use digestive enzymes, pre or probiotics, herbals or homeopathics to aid digestion. If needed, a stool test may be used to define what is needed.

Chronic Stress Management

Stress can have a negative impact on our overall health. In relation to our gastrointestinal system, chronic stress can put our sympathetic nervous system into overdrive. This causes our digestion to be sluggish.

Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies

  • Basil — Can be made into a tea by mixing one ounce basil leaves with a pint of water and simmering for twenty minutes.
  • Ginger — Can be made into a tea by grating one ounce of fresh ginger and simmering ten minutes in a pint of water. Ginger should always be added to meat since it aids digestion of the meat.
  • Dill — An infusion of dill can be taken three times a day for upset stomach. An infusion can be made by placing one ounce of dill in a pint of boiling water and steeping in an air tight container.
  • Dandelion Root — Drink one half cup of the infusion every half hour until relief is attained. Can also be taken as a tincture.
  • Slippery Elm — Can be taken as a tea.
  • Arsenicum — May be indicated when there is abdominal burning and great thirst.
  • Nux Vomica — For pain that is worse after eating.

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