The Healing Point

GI Conditions

Natural Primary Healthcare Provider located in West Sayville, NY

GI Conditions

About GI Conditions

Around 60-70 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases. Digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, can affect your comfort and quality of life. Led by Eon Suhanee, L.Ac, The Healing Point offers compassionate, skilled acupuncture and integrative medicine care to patients of all ages struggling with GI issues. Located in West Sayville, New York, the practice can improve symptoms like constipation, bloating, and nausea. Call the practice today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online. 

GI Conditions Q&A

What are GI conditions?

GI conditions affect your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. There are two types: functional and structural. 

Functional conditions are the most common problems affecting the GI tract and involve its ability to keep moving (motility). These include constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. 

Structural GI diseases include strictures, stenosis, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease.

What GI conditions can you treat?

The Healing Point can treat several types of GI concerns, including:

  • Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Crohn’s symptoms
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 

The Healing Point grounds treatments in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a holistic medical system that’s been around for thousands of years. Practitioners consider all mental and physical issues that may be the root of your concerns. 

What are treatments for GI conditions? 

The Healing Point may recommend a combination of treatments to best improve your GI condition. 


Acupuncture derives from TCM. It utilizes small needles to help realign your body’s natural energy, or qi, promoting optimal functioning of your organs and tissues.

During an acupuncture session, which may last up to 60 minutes, your practitioner inserts tiny needles into specific points on your skin. They may manually manipulate them or stimulate them with electric pulses. 

The process is overall painless, and you may feel a slight pressure or aching sensation when a needle hits its targeted depth. 

Acupuncture can improve your gut-brain interaction — how the nerves between your digestive tract and brain communicate. This can help control your gut motility by stimulating or relaxing its movement. 

Acupuncture can also trigger your body’s natural response to pain. Your body can release specific chemicals that act as natural pain relievers. It also jumpstarts the healing process, increasing blood flow to areas of pain and calming an upset stomach.

Acupuncture may reduce excess heat and inflammation, which can improve diarrhea. It may balance microbiome composition — specific protective bacterial species that reside in your gut. 

Supplements and herbal formulas

Your practitioner can educate you on supplements and herbal formulas that offer probiotic support for gastrointestinal and immune health. 

Supplements from brands like Standard Process®, Metagenics, and Xymogen can also aid with acute bowel distress, enzymatic breakdown of gluten, and gallbladder health.

Call The Healing Point today to learn more about treatments for GI conditions, or use the online booking tool.