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Gastrointestinal Conditions - Eastern Holistic Arts - Longevity and Healing, Inside and Out - Acupuncture, Botanical and Functional Medicine, Clear+Brilliant Permea Laser Facial Rejuvenation
Holistic alternative methods for healing GI gastrointestinal disease symptoms and discomfort. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, east west functional medicine, cleanses, proper diet and nutrition form a complete picture of care to heal and thrive.
Reflux, GERD, SIBO, IBS, IBD, Crohn's, Celiac, Candida, Leaky Gut, UC, ulcerative colitis, parasites, gas, pain, cramps, diarrhea, constipation,
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Gastrointestinal Conditions

Supporting Your Body’s Natural Ability to Heal

The “Earth” school of classical Chinese medicine posits that the core of strong health lies with good digestion.

An imbalance in gut flora, lack of enzymes, improper diet, inflammation-causing agents (food ingredients, bacteria, parasites), are factors that lead to tissue injury to the lumen of your digestive tract. The severity and range of symptoms categorizes the disease you are diagnosed with. Healing is  available to you regardless of your current digestive health. It is not advisable to simply add a supplement or probiotic that you see on TV or Google because this could make your condition worse. It is very important to take the healing process in steps, especially if your digestive issues are very severe.

Dr. Hackett works with you and your doctor in partnership in your healing process. These conditions take time to resolve with holistic medicine. Any medications or interventions in your current care are requested for review when improvement in your symptoms is achieved.

  • Acid Reflux

    Acid Reflux

    Heartburn and indigestion discomfort that can be occasional, daily, or only aggravated with certain foods. Address your minor to moderate symptoms naturally and avoid the negative side effects of PPI drugs. Taking care of your symptoms early is the key to preventing more severe symptoms and health complications later on. Nip it in the bud and get on with enjoying your life.

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  • GERD

    GERD

    Chronic to severe occurrence acid reflux, pain with swallowing, sore throat, cough at night, bad breath, sharp &/or burning pain in your upper abdomen are common symptoms. Heal your body, get pain relief, and most importantly regain your natural ability to digest and assimilate the nutrients of the foods you eat. Dr. Hackett achieves excellent results with even the most stubborn cases.

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  • IBS-D and IBS-C

    IBS-D and IBS-C

    Address the painful, inconveniencing, and embarrassing symptoms with TCM. Are your symptoms worse with stress? This condition may also be linked to hypothyroidism. Acupuncture and herbs help reduce stress, support your body reduce inflammation, encourage proper stool formation and elimination, and heal the underlying problem.

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  • Leaky Gut Syndrome

    Leaky Gut Syndrome

    LGS is an increase in the permeability of your intestinal lining due to chronic inflammation. Food allergies commonly develop from this condition because nutrient particles have not been properly digested enough and pass through the intestinal lining, triggering an immune response instead of absorption. If left untreated, more complicated and unpleasant symptoms can arise down the road.

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  • UC - Ulcerative Colitis

    UC - Ulcerative Colitis

    A form of IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease), the typical symptoms of UC are: abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, and urgency that only effect the colon. Yes, TCM formulas can stop the bleeding and help the tissues heal. Some temporary food restrictions are commonly recommended to establish if other gut conditions exist contemporaneously. Part of your treatment plan is the prevention of recurrences of symptoms.

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  • Crohn

    Crohn's Disease

    A severe form of IBD with symptoms like UC but with the addition of fever, pain & swelling of joints, weight loss, pebbly stools, reduced lumen, possible bleeding ulcers, fistulae, skin lesions, malabsorption, pain, and intestinal scarring. You already know this is a complicated this disease. One step at a time working in partnership with your MD, Dr. Tracy creates a treatment plan with evolving objectives for your better overall health and nutrient absorption as first priority. Holistic treatments takes time, especially with severe chronic conditions.

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  • SIBO

    SIBO

    The symptoms range from food sensitivities, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, malnutrition, joint pain, fatigue, skin conditions, and depression. Heal your gut, heal your life. Dr. Hackett assesses your symptoms to reduce symptoms, heal the gut tissues, reduce inflammation and negative flora, refortify deficiencies, and increase overall digestive function and comfort.

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  • Candidiasis and/or Parasites

    Candidiasis and/or Parasites

    Candida is a yeast overgrowth where symptoms can occur in the mouth or throat, genitals, or can become systemic. The treatment for these conditions are similar to that for parasites in TCM. Dr. Hackett has specifically designed herbal formulas and supplement combinations to prescribe depending up on your specific presentation. Ranging from mild to severe in chronicity, yeast, fungal, and parasitic overgrowth require slow and progressive intervention. The imbalances underlying these conditions have been present before the symptoms become disruptive to your health. It takes time to treat, but your patience and diligence in sticking to the program will pay off.

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  • Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

    Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity

    Celiac is a genetic disease where the immune system attacks the villi of the gut when gluten proteins are present. Symptoms include: pale foul-smelling stools, gas, liver problems, vomiting, arthritis, anemia, vitamin deficiency, ADHD, emotional imbalances, developmental delay, fertility problems, irregular menstrual cycles, headache/migraine, poor muscle coordination, possible seizures, IBS/IBD symptoms, food intolerances, undesired weight loss or gain, lymphoma or intestinal cancer. Gluten sensitivity results in negative GI symptoms, headaches, brain fog, fatigue, numbness and tingling in the limbs. Prevention is the key treatment for these issues by avoiding foods that contain gluten and food additives made from gluten, but also repair and rebuilding the internal health of your body helps keep you healthier through flare ups. Dr. Hackett works closely with your current treatment plan with your gastroenterologist.

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