Gastrointestinal Problems

Gastrointestinal problems include a wide range of complaints that affect digestion, nutrient absorption, and elimination. Here at Health Box Clinic, we provide effective holistic treatment for GI problems to Glenview and other Chicago suburban residents. 

Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Disease

The symptoms of gastrointestinal issues depend on the affected organ, and include: 

  • Heartburn (acid reflux) 
  • Indigestion 
  • Frequent GI infections 
  • Intolerance to food, exposure to chemicals, alcohol, or caffeine
  • Pain, often in the form of muscle cramps
  • Bloating and gas
  • Constipation, diarrhea, or both
  • Haemorrhoids 
  • Weight loss from poor nutrient absorption 

Diagnosing GI Problems

Gastrointestinal problems can be diagnosed with the clinical consultation, examination by touch, blood tests, and imaging such as MRI and ultrasound scans. At Health Box Clinic, we also use Sensitiv Imago’s Sensitive Audit. This ground-breaking technology allows us to find which organs and tissues are affected most, with ratings for each system. These range from active disease to low-grade issues, remission and healthy tissue. You can also learn if factors such as food intolerances or microbiome imbalances are likely underlying causes. 

Gastrointestinal Disease Treatment 

GI disease treatment must address the root cause for deep, successful relief. 

For example, we offer nutritional counselling and advice on the best supplement selection to meet your individual needs. Potential remedies and indications include:

  • Easily digestible foods and supplements that not only ensure optimal nutrition now, but also help to restore digestive function, in cases of low stomach acid 
  • Turmeric as a food ingredient or supplement to relieve bowel inflammation and enable tissue repair
  • Supplements such as milk thistle extract or foods including cruciferous vegetables, both as sprouts and cooked vegetables, if you have poor detoxification
  • Probiotics and fermented foods may be helpful if you have GI inflammation or symptoms that appeared after antibiotic use

In some GI problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and many cases of inflammatory bowel disease, stress can trigger relapses. We also offer stress management techniques using The Bars, a set of 32 energy points, as well as Ondamed, Pulse Electromagnetic Therapy that can help clear energetic blockages that cause stress and keep you from your best life. 

Additionally, while nutrition, supplements, and stress management can benefit you long-term, PEMF is another therapy we offer at Health Box Clinic that may jump-start your journey to better health. Through specific electromagnetic frequencies, it reduces levels of inflammatory signalling chemicals that contribute to gastrointestinal problems such as Crohn’s disease. 

If you have GI issues affecting any part of your digestive system, Health Box Clinic has a wide range of therapies available from Dr. Kipnis and Dr. Arbitman, who each have many years of experience in holistic medicine. To learn more about how we can help you, call us at 847-724-1777 or contact us on this page

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