Academy of Chiropractic Clinic – Talking about Digestion

The human digestive system is entirely linked to the nervous system. The Nervous system has complete control over various aspects of the digestive function. For example, the nerves in the thoracic and lumbar regions of your spine control the pace which the body digests food. If any of the numerous nerves in your spine are malfunctioning, problems with digestion can easily arise .

Each digestive organ has two nervous signal inputs, “slow down” and “speed up”. These are referred to as the sympathetic and parasympathetic and an imbalance can cause malfunctions. For example to many parasympathetic signals to the intestine can lead to hyper mobility or diarrhoea while a dominate sympathetic can lead to undo activity or constipation.

Minor to severe misalignments in your spine are called “Subluxation” that interfere with the nerves’s ability to properly control digestion. When the spine is aligned improperly, stress and strain are put on the nerves, leaving them incapable on sending out the necessary signal to your digestive organs that trigger them to work properly. As a result, ailments such as chronic acid reflux, upset stomach and constipation develop. Until the interference in your nervous system is corrected, these conditions will continue to ail you.

A Chiropractor can safely, gently and non-invasively correct subluxation in your spine through chiropractic adjustments. This involves the chiropractor gently guide your vertebrae back into their proper places. This will take the strain off your nervous system and allow it function normally, thus helping your digestive system issue subside.

It is important to note that digestive tract problems often begin with eating too fast. You should take small bites and chew each bite until it is well masticated. Don’t drink with a meal especially those who are trying to lose weight. Don’t drink least one half hour before eating and wait at least on hour after eating. This keeps the concentration of gastric juices higher so better digestion can occur and aids in the absorption of nutrients and the reduction of gas.

Chiropractic isn’t just effective at treating digestive issues in adults. Research have shown that chiropractic is particularly effective at relieving digestive issues in infants, primarily those suffering from constipation and infrequent bowel movements.

Written by Highly qualified practioner – Dr William Choi @

Doctor William Choi is trained and certified in the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic, a exclusive system created by Dr. Clarence Gonstead, that works through analysis of the spine using certain conditons to identify the existence of the vertebral subluxation complex. The Gonstead system implements a scientifically sound procedure which can be replicated by all Gonstead Chiropractors.

All Chiropractors skillful in the Gonstead method would find the same subluxation as the root of nerve intrusion in any individual patient. These would be adjusted in like manner, and the patient would respond in the same rapid time irrespective of which Gonstead-trained doctor managed the chiropractic care. For more evidence and information on the Gonstead system, please go to the Gonstead website:

Orthopedic intervention can be an alternative to back surgery  through spinal adjustments with your vertebrae and help disc protrusion, misalignment, help with a twisting spine, known as Scoliosis, releasing spinal nerves.

Chiropractors are able to help relieve and repair a frozen shoulder, relieve stress and treat problems arising from strenuous activities, even help with dizzying vertigo.

Pregnancy is another area where naturopaths through chiropractic adjustments can help relieve stress,and tension to the spine

William Choi’s qualifications

  • Sports Medicine (including sports injury), from Queens College, New York, USA
  • Athletic Trainer at Queens College for the La Crosse Team
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences and Oriental Medicine from New York College, New York, USA
  • Master of Science, Acupuncture at New York College, New York, USA
  • Doctor of Chiropractic from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, South Carolina, USA
  • Instructor and Officer of Gonstead Society from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, USA
  • Lecturer of Gonstead Methodology, International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Chiropractor and Athletic Trainer of Sports Medicine for the Commonwealth Veteran Fencing Championship and Team Singapore

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Academy of Chiropractic Clinic – Riverside Point

30 Merchant Road #02-27, Riverside Point, Singapore 058282