What are digestive disorders?

In general, digestive disorders are caused by bad eating habits and everyday stress. Most times these problems present slightly bothersome symptoms, but if they are not treated they can become chronic disorders and diseases.

Fighting digestive disorders

Symptoms that accompany digestive disorders may be isolated and sporadic. However, if you suffer from symptoms that are persistent or intense, it is recommended that you see a medical professional for a precise diagnosis to prevent the disorder from turning into a serious disease.

Yoga for your tummy

Yoga is a technique dating back thousands of years, its principles are based on creating harmony between the mind, body and spirit. Many yoga postures or asanas help to treat digestive problems because the exercises focus on the health of the stomach and surrounding organs.

Balancing shiatsu

This thousands year old therapy is based on finger pressure. Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese technique using finger pressure to put the chi, or life energy, into harmony and to regulate imbalances that can provoke illnesses, among those digestive disorders.

Detoxifying reflexology

This ancient healing art is based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body –especially in the hands and feet– that correspond to the body's organs and glands. Stimulating and applying pressure to the feet or hands can affect the health of other parts of the body, including the digestive system.

Soothing do-in massages

Do-in is an Oriental technique based on applying pressure to points along the body's system of meridians to stimulate and strengthen an affected area. There are a number of exercises focusing on the abdominal area that are useful for soothing abdominal pains.

The holistic treatment of aromatherapy

Taking care of your body with aromatherapy is a pleasant and effective way of treating digestive ailments. Creating a peaceful atmosphere and making time for yourself may help you relieve daily tensions and stress.

Comforting herbs and plants

Medicinal plants are a soothing and effective way to relieve digestive disorders. They can be used internally as infusions, decoctions and tinctures or externally with essential oils.

Healing diet

Most digestive problems can be treated with a healthy diet. However, every person needs a special combination of foods, because of varying characteristics and particular ailments.

Foods to eat, foods to avoid

Depending on your ailment, there are foods that are recommended and others that you should avoid. Also, when treating digestive problems it's important to keep in mind special advice on a diet to follow.