Gastrointestinal disorders affect an estimated 60-70 million people in the US and are the most common conditions seen by physicians. Symptoms include heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, gallstones, constipation, diarrhea, food intolerances, celiac, inflammatory bowel disease, Chron’s disease, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, gastritis, hemorrhoids. Naturopathic medicine is used to treat digestive disorders by healing the system with specialized amino acids, probiotics, herbs, and acupuncture. Your doctor will evaluate you for food intolerances and teach you how to avoid triggers. If you have severe malabsorption, she may prescribe a nutrient IV to ensure that you get all the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids you need. You may also be prescribed a medically supervised detoxification. As your digestion heals you will be taught how to maintain your health and reduce risk for future conditions. Additionally, in accordance with the principals of naturopathic medicine, your treatment will be individualized specifically for you, addressing the whole person.