Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Disorders
We treat all kinds of digestive disorders.
Modern lifestyles are often tough on the digestive system. Eating in a hurry, eating whilst doing other things and skipping meals are just some of the ways we gradually undermine our body’s ability to process food. In many people the digestive system is highly sensitive to emotional fluctuations. Things like stress and worry impair our ability to nourish ourselves properly through food. Additionally they disrupt our appetite which can lead to eating disorders. This in turn further weakens the digestive system.
Our approach is to help restore the digestive system to a more balanced and effective level of function. In doing so our ability to enjoy our food is enhanced. If we learn to eat in moderation and digest our food properly we are deeply nourished by it. A healthy digestive system gives us the energy we need to live a fulfilled and active life. It also supports all the other organ systems of the body to do their jobs.
Our approach is personalised to each patient’s particular set of symptoms, constitution and lifestyle.
Please click on the links below to read about specific conditions. The list is not exhaustive but gives you an idea of how we approach these conditions.
- Acid Reflux
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The Sean Barkes Clinic does not claim to cure any conventional medical disease states. Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to re-establish and maintain the harmonious function of the human body-mind using tried and tested principles that have been discovered and matured over millennia. A Western medical diagnosis provides very little by way of insight in informing a Chinese Medical diagnosis. Patients usually recognise their own condition in terms of the medical disease category that they have been given by their GP or other conventional medical practitioner. The research presented here is merely an indication of the potential to draw parallels between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Western Medicine.