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Dr. Mindy Boxer – Acupuncture for Treating Leaky Gut Syndrome

Dr. Mindy Boxer – Acupuncture for Treating Leaky Gut Syndrome



There are a variety of gastrointestinal and autoimmune diseases that can contribute to what is known as leaky gut syndrome. So, what exactly is leaky gut syndrome? It’s close to exactly what it sounds like. Each one of us has semi-permeable guts. What that means is the mucous lining of our intestines is designed to absorb water and nutrients from our food. Your intestinal lining is responsible for acting as a barrier to bacteria. With leaky gut syndrome, your intestinal lining “leaks” allowing more water and nutrients through, but also potentially allowing toxic molecules to come through as well. 

Some common causes of leaky gut include suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, chronic overuse of NSAIDs or alcohol and even food allergies. Symptoms can include gas, bloating, low energy levels, and painful indigestion. Basically, your immune system is compromised when you have leaky gut.

If you think leaky gut syndrome might be an issue, there are some steps you can take that may provide some relief. Dietary changes are typically the first order of business. Avoiding alcohol, processed sugars, caffeine, and dairy products is a good first step. Try eating more organic fruits and vegetables loaded with antioxidants that fight off free radicals. Add in some essential fatty acids from foods such as walnuts and flaxseed oil.

The next best option is to make an appointment with me.  Chinese medicine can be an extremely helpful tool in repairing your leaky gut. The very first thing I  will do is a full health history to examine the underlying causes of the issue that is causing this imbalance in your body. Some of the questions asked might not make sense initially as they might not seem related to the condition. But remember, they are looking at your entire body and looking at all contributing factors.

What you might not know is that there are twelve meridians or channels in your body. Energy or “qi” flows through each of these channels which are connected to a specific organ in your body. When one or more of these channels experiences an issue, your body becomes imbalanced. Specifically with leaky gut syndrome, there is often an energy imbalance in the spleen, liver, heart, or kidney meridians. I will needle these channels & other appropriate points to help correct this energy imbalance.

I might also prescribe Chinese herbs as an additional treatment option. While the acupuncture needling works to rebalance your energy, Chinese herbs work in your blood and have been shown to kill bacteria, lower cholesterol, balance hormones, and lower blood pressure, just to name a few of the amazing results you can get from taking Chinese herbs.

Duration and frequency of treatment will vary depending on the severity of the condition. Traditional medicine can prescribe various drugs to address the symptoms of leaky gut, but you want to deal with the root of the problem. Make an appointment today to begin the journey to rebalance your energy and heal your gut from the inside out.


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Dr. Mindy Boxer is a holistic practitioner who has grown into her specialties in an organic way. Understanding a range of disciplines allows her to integrate the wisdom of Ancient healing in combination with the most recent innovations in Scientific research. This dynamic blend has enabled Dr. Boxer to help patients in the prevention and treatment of disease for over 25 years.
At age 15, Dr. Boxer began her lifelong practice of Yoga & Meditation, read many Nutrition books, began Juicing her Vegetables, and explored and all Raw Diet.  Recognizing the importance of Nutrition in overall health, she earned her Ph.D. in 1986 in Nutrition and Human Behavior, providing her with a solid foundation to counsel and educate patients on how to attain health and vitality.
Her informative Lectures and appetizing Cooking Classes were the perfect forum to educate the community about the effects of food on Mood and Behavior, as well as in innovative ways to balance Body Chemistry in order to achieve overall well being.
Sensing a need to expand her training and understanding of the human body as a whole system, Dr. Boxer continued her studies in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine,  and in 1993 earned a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Medical Board of the State of California in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is also licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
These diverse disciplines give Dr. Boxer a unique view of the human body and how to keep it functioning in an optimal manner. Her practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Functional Nutrition have a profound effect on Hormonal balance, Rejuvenation, and Immune system enhancement.

Dr. Boxer has a particularly keen understanding of Women’s Health issues including Gynecological irregularity, PMS, Fertility, IUI & UVF support, Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery, and Menopausal issues. Her interest in the human body as a dynamic system has given her the understanding to deal with such problems as improper Digestion and elimination, Cancer Support, Allergies, back pain, tight neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory distress, chronic fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
She has also studied the art and science of Homeopathy, earning her Diplomate in Homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1995. This allows her to treat the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally.


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