Digestive Health and Water Retention – Patient Help Sheet
Digestive Health and Water Retention
It is a serious problem when digestion is not functioning optimally. The digestive system has the essential function of transforming our food into nutrients, and then transporting the nutrients around the body. If the system is impaired over time, it can lead to bloating, dampness and water retention as the system just isn’t strong
enough to transform fluids appropriately.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be very helpful at regulating digestion to treat the water retention.