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IBS & IBD Help Begins Here—Naturally

IBS and IBD help begins here. We help regulate your entire digestive system so that it works in an orderly, predictable way.

 

Our all-natural approach to enhancing digestion

 

IBS Help

We help our patients enhance their body’s own ability to heal, naturally. Our approach works with YOU, creating an individualized treatment plan to help you conceive.


We help people with IBS and IBD due to:

  • UNEXPLAINED CAUSES

  • MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS

  • HEREDITARY CAUSES

  • FOOD ALLERGIES

  • EXERCISE-INDUCED IBS / IBD

  • FOOD SENSITIVITIES

  • STRESS

  • LEAKY GUT

  • ANXIETY

  • SEROTONIN IMBALANCES

*Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors 

 
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Your gut is wise.

We help remind your digestive system how to work effectively, efficiently and predictably

 
 

Why our IBS treatment approach works so well:

WE KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Sometimes it's the simple approach that gets the biggest result. We work to identify the clearest treatment for your specific issues and go from there. These treatments may include acupuncture, herbal supplements, and simple lifestyle recommendations to get the most effective changes for your gut health.

WE USE A holistic SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN TREATING digestive issues SUCCESSFULLY AND NATURALLY FOR CENTURIES

Our bodies are wise. They want to thrive and be efficient. Our system helps to remind the body what is possible, and doable. We work on digestion by healing your body, re-establishing rhythms, and enhancing hormone balance. For centuries, East Asian Medicine has been helping individuals with GI issues. Whether you want to focus on improving your microbiome, decreasing and/or eliminating food sensitivities, or reducing anxiety, we are here to work with YOU on achieving YOUR health goals.

WE GET TO THE ROOT OF WHAT IS CAUSING YOUR iBS

We work on correcting the imbalances in your body and address the root cause, naturally enhancing your body’s ability to digest food and absorb nutrition. We are delighted to work with you and your GI team, and provide support for every step of your healing journey.

WE REMIND YOUR BODY HOW TO LIVE in Balance

Gut health becomes compromised due to a number of factors, and once irritated, it can seem that anything and everything triggers more inflammation. However, your body knows how to heal, and has an intrinsic intelligence that knows what the optimal state of health feels like. We help your body get there again with acupuncture, high quality herbal formulas, dietary supplements, simple dietary suggestions, and lifestyle recommendations. Healing is entirely possible.  

OUR APPROACH ALWAYS INCLUDES SIMPLE LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS TO Help reach your goals more efficiently

We meet each patient where they are at in their health journey, and give appropriate recommendations based upon that. Sometimes it’s a simple stretch. Sometimes it’s a doable lifestyle tweak. Sometimes it’s focus on getting a little more sleep. Our goal is for you to feel good in your body and your life, and we provide tools for you to get there faster. 

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 
 

Just as we are all individuals, so is the journey to optimal health.

IBS has different causes for different people. Our holistic methods look at the person and the root cause, and we treat the big picture. The goal is always improved gut health, but getting to the bottom of what is causing the problem helps lay the foundation for a healthy, efficient and orderly digstive system. Our techniques remind the body that healing is a more efficient method of operating and that living with a healthy microbiome takes less energy.


Why our natural IBS treatment works so well:

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WE KEEP IT SIMPLE.

Complicated doesn't always mean more sophisticated, or better. Sometimes it's the simple approach that gets the biggest result. We work to identify the clearest treatments for YOUR pattern of IBS and go from there. These treatments may include acupuncture, herbal supplements, and simple, doable lifestyle tweaks to help your digestion, naturally. 

WE USE A PROVEN SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN TREATING DIGESTIVE ISSUES SUCCESSFULLY AND NATURALLY FOR CENTURIES

We work on healing your body, at the deepest levels, with acupuncture, herbal supplements and simple lifestyle recommendations, to show your body the way back into balance. Your body wants to be healthy, balanced and thriving. We remind it how to get there, and give you simple steps to keep it there.

WE GET TO THE ROOT OF WHAT IS CAUSING YOUR iBS

We work on identifying exactly WHY your body is out of balance, and then we simply and steadily bring it back into balance, promoting gut health and improved digestion. We are also happy to work with your Western medical GI team to improve outcomes.

 
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WE REMIND YOUR BODY HOW TO LIVE in balance

Bodies are wise—they want to be efficient. We identify exactly where the imbalances lie and systematically work to address them. No matter what your IBS is caused by, we work to provide natural solutions.

WE FOCUS ON HOW YOU FEEL, NOT JUST Lab reports and protocols

We focus on how you FEEL. Your body is not a machine, it is a container for your lovely human self. When you feel vibrant, balanced, and relaxed, healthy digestion occurs naturally. We treat the whole person, not JUST the numbers.

OUR APPROACH ALWAYS INCLUDES SIMPLE LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS TO promote healthy digestion

We meet each patient where they are at in their health journey, and give appropriate recommendations based upon that. Sometimes it’s a simple meditation break. Sometimes it’s a doable lifestyle tweak. Sometimes its dietary adjustments. Sometimes it’s focus on getting a little more sleep. Our goal is for you to feel good in your body and your life, and we provide tools to get you there faster. 

 

Just as we are all individuals, IBS is unique to each person.

It shows up differently in different people. Our holistic methods look at the person and the pattern of imbalance, and we treat the big picture. The goal is always improved gut health and digestion, but getting to the bottom of what is causing the IBS is the deepest way to solving it.  Our bodies want to be efficient. It actually takes a lot more work to live in a pattern of imbalance than it does to live in health and vitality. Our techniques remind the body that healing is a more efficient method of operating and that living with balanced hormones, plenty of energy, good sleep and regulated moods is its natural state.


Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person to learn more!

Or give us a call at 773.991.9455 and we will answer your questions.

*Individual results may vary. There is no guarantee of specific results and, warranted or implied, and individual results depend on several factors. Full disclaimer here.


We work with you to find the best combination for your unique condition. Here’s how our specialized combination of four powerful, time-tested, 100% natural therapies work to heal your back pain and remind your body how to live in health.


 
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GENTLE
ACUPUNCTURE

Our specialty is gentle acupuncture. Acupuncture has been healing bodies for centuries, by awakening and stimulating your own body’s innate healing process. It restores cells and tissues, cleans up what doesn’t belong there, and gets blood flow moving to reduce pain. 

HERBAL
SUPPLEMENTS

Herbal supplements simultaneously cure and strengthen the body. This is an important approach for IBS — herbal supplements can restore gut health while strengthening the body to support proper nutrient absorption and to restore energy. This combination makes herbal medicine particularly well-suited to addressing all kinds of digestive issues.

FUNCTIONAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY

When your tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need, they naturally function at a very high level. When tissues are functioning at a high level, digestion is enhanced.  We provide specialized, simple, and doable dietary recommendations for all of our IBS patients.

RELAXATION &
STRESS REDUCTION

When your body is in a state of relaxation, it is able to do repair at the deepest level. In this state, your tissues, muscles, bones, and nerves become more synchronized and calm — creating the perfect stage for health and healing. This means less inflammation, better circulation, balanced hormones, a calmer mind, more energy and better mood. 


Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person to learn more!

Or give us a call at 773.991.9455 and we will answer your questions.

*Individual results may vary. There is no guarantee of specific results and, warranted or implied, and individual results depend on several factors. Full disclaimer here.


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FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

At your free initial consultation, you’ll meet with Julie or Erika to discuss your IBS, your medical history, medications you are currently taking, and most importantly, your goals. We want to be certain that our IBS program is a good fit for your needs and that there is a high probability of success for you, before we move forward to the next step. Click here to meet with us for your free consultation.

 

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DETAILED ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT PLAN

After your free consultation with Julie or Erika, and we agree that this program is a good fit for you, the next step forward is the Intake Appointment. At this visit, Julie or Erika will do a thorough assessment of your IBS pattern, medical history, and other factors to identify the root cause of your IBS to devise the right treatment approach for you, based upon the goals you have discussed. 

After this assessment, you will receive your first acupuncture treatment, and you will be given a treatment plan with simple, easy-to-follow instructions Your treatment plan includes dietary and lifestyle adjustments as well as herbal supplements to address the root of YOUR IBS. 

 

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TREATMENT & SYMPTOM RESOLUTION

You’ll return for weekly visits to ensure close support as you begin to feel your body establishing a new pattern. We want to make sure your treatment plan is providing you with:

  • Balanced hormones

  • Improved digestion

  • Decreased inflammation

  • More “good days” — energy, mood, stamina

You’ll also receive acupuncture at each visit to ensure that your digestive system is rebalancing to return to its original pattern of health. 

 

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Transitional Care As Improvements Are Maintained

Once we see improvements that are maintaining over time, we will start spacing visits out further apart. This usually occurs after 8 to 12 visits, with some individual variability. We will go from weekly visits to visits every 10 to 14 days, then once a month, then on an as-needed basis for “tuneups.” We are here for you, in case you have other healthcare issues you want to address. Of course, many of our patients wish to continue with regular maintenance, and we are always happy to work with you on that level, if that is your wish.  

 

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Taking Care of Your Loved Ones

We are honored and proud that most of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or members of the community who have experienced the profound effects of our work. We love to help people feel better in their bodies and their lives — it’s what we wake up excited to do, every day. We would love to help your family, friends and colleagues on their own path to better health — more joy, more energy, more focus, less pain. 

We pride ourselves on the fact that 80% of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work. So, we very much look forward to helping your friends, family, and loved ones on their journey to a more joyful, energetic, purposeful life.

 

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person to learn more!

Or give us a call at 773.991.9455 and we will answer your questions.

*Individual results may vary. There is no guarantee of specific results and, warranted or implied, and individual results depend on several factors. Full disclaimer here.


*Legal Disclaimer

Individual results may vary. You should not begin our program if you have medical condition that precludes acupuncture or changes to nutritional or exercise habits. Julie Bear Don’t Walk Acupuncture + Integrative Health is a wellness clinic of Licensed Acupuncturists that provide guidance and treatment within the legal scope of practice as regulated by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and the Kansas Acupuncture Practice Act. Our advice is not a substitute for medical advice from a physician, and we do not diagnose medical conditions. Please consult a physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.