Integrative Healthcare Treatment for Digestive System Problems

Digestive system problems
are a common affliction among American's and abroad. Many of the treatments for these conditions are focused on medication rather than restoring digestive function. Digestion is a critical part of your overall health as it provides nutrition to your entire body. Using integrative healthcare we can identify treatments that restore digestive health and deal with the underlying digestive system problems. 


  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Celiac's Disease
  • Gastritis
  • GERD
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Functional Digestive Disorders
  • Esophogitis
  • Constipation

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Digestive system problems Do you have reoccurring and explainable pain and discomfort in your abdomen? constipation? diarrhea? or excessive gas?

There are many proposed causes of irritable bowel syndrome. However the exact cause of irritable bowel syndrome is considered unknown by conventional medicine. With holistic medicine and eastern medicine therapeutics, numerous effective treatment options exist. These treatments have been shown to be effective for treating IBS.

The holistic doctors at Southwest Integrative Medicine are well versed in the diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. They offer effective, solutions for Irritable bowel syndrome in Phoenix AZ that will restore your digestive health. The treatments may include a combination of acupuncture, nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, and stress management.



Crohn's disease is one of several digestive system problems that occurs when your immune system attacks the inner lining in the digestive tract. The areas that are affected can include any part of the digestive tract from mouth to anus. Symptoms can be intense and debilitating ranging from uncontrollable diarrhea to pain and fatigue. Poor absorption and ongoing loss of fluids and nutrients make this condition more challenging to treat than some other digestive disorders.

However, there are valuable integrative health treatments for your Crohn's Disease. Inflammation is one of the key findings in this condition. However the source of inflammation and immune response is key to lasting results. The doctors at Southwest Integrative Medicine take an integrative and holistic approach in diagnosing and treating of Crohn's Disease. It is worth noting that some patients diagnosed with Crohn's have been mis-diagnosed and don't actually have another digestive condition.


Celiac Disease

Celiacs Disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by eating gluten containing foods in susceptible individuals. The result is a deterioration of the person's digestive function. This disease is one of the most under-diagnosed and misunderstood conditions in both the medical community and general population.

Holistic phoenix doctors at Southwest Integrative Medicine are trained in both the diagnosis and treatment of Celiac's Disease. Once the diagnosis is made treatment for Celiac's Disease is often straight forward. However long term management strategies are important to ensure the continued health of the individual. In addition, nutritional support is often helpful to allow the individual to reach optimal health.



The causes of Gastritis are numerous. A doctor using integrative medicine will require a through history to identify these factors. Removing these causes are the initial treatment focus. Then treatments will focus on healing the gastric tissue and may include herbal medicine, nuetracuticals, nutritional counseling, and or medication.



Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease is not the same as simple heartburn. It is a condition that is persistent and can lead to a predisposition to cancer. Acid reflux is not a disease, it occurs less frequently than GERD, and is not associated with an increased cancer risk. Like Gastritis, it is important to remove the causes of GERD first and foremost.

Our holistic phoenix doctors can treat GERD by first identifying the cause and treating it with holistic treatments that are without side effects.


Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is a digestive condition involving the mucosa of the colon and rectum. Most people with this condition will experience bleeding with their bowel movements more so than with Crohn's Disease. Both are inflammatory conditions involving the intestines but Crohn's involves the upper intestine and typically involves a greater thickness of the mucosa.

One major concern with this condition is the loss of blood and nutrients due to loss of nutrients and poor absorption. Anemia is not uncommon with this condition and there is also an increased risk for certain digestive related cancers.

With this in mind it is important to get your digestive health checked out by a qualified and knowledgeable doctor. Our doctors offer both conventional and alternative diagnostic and treatment options.


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