Is Your Digestive System Doing Its Job?

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My clinical experience has shown me that at least 60% of the population has some sort of digestive imbalance, which in turn impacts the health of their entire body.

Digestive problems can run the spectrum from serious medical problems such as ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and Chron’s disease, to troublesome ailments like constipation, bloating, heartburn and food sensitivities to milk or wheat. In babies, digestive problems usually appear as colic or an overall failure to thrive.

Understanding the importance of your digestive system

The use of acupuncture in the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective is that our intestines are our primary brain and the grey matter between our ears is our secondary brain. This gives you some idea of how the smooth running of your digestive system is crucial to overall well-being and abundant health.

Some of the key functions of our digestive system are:

  • our digestive tract harbours the immune system, serotonin levels and allows us to absorb vitamins and proteins to rebuild our DNA and tissues
  • the stomach produces hydrochloric acid (HCL) to break down proteins that are required to rebuild our cell
  • our spleen transforms and transports nutrients from the stomach to all parts of the body
  • the large intestine absorbs water and B vitamins and of course eliminates waste
  • our magnificent liver performs 500 functions a day and purifies our bodies throughout the night-time

Our digestive functions are so important that in all my treatments, regardless of what problem a person comes in with, I always check to see that the digestive system is up to par and doing it’s job.

Assessment and diagnosis

Digestive problems can result from stress, poor food choices, irregular eating habits and insufficient sleep. These all create disharmony in our body, which in turn affects our capacity to clear out toxins and break down food, and ultimately fight disease.

When our digestive system isn’t working properly, we experience insufficient breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, which creates mucous in our bodies. Excess vaginal discharge and sinus trouble is often related to insufficient breakdown of these foods.

As well, food allergies can be created when food ends up in the blood or tissues because the digestive tract cannot do its job properly.

Using Traditional Chinese Medicine and Neurolink, I look at what the underlying problems are with your digestive system. Some common areas I address are:

  • ensure you are producing sufficient acid
  • check if all the organs involved in carbohydrate metabolism are functioning optimally
  • see if your pyloric valve is open and working
  • check that the liver is digesting properly
  • ensure the spleen’s lymphatic drainage is working properly


The treatment I provide to you is always individualized and targets not only your digestive system but your overall health as well.
The Neurolink approach is very non-invasive, painless and stress-free. This makes Neurolink NIS treatment suitable for new born babies through to the very aged, as well those that are very sick or injured.

Next Steps

For a private and confidential consultation, please call me at 604-264-9921.

I look forward to helping you attain a clear mind, light heart and balanced body!

Carla Wiseman DTCM, R.Ac, RMT

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#200 2025 West 42nd Avenue

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