for Gastroenterology

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are holistic treatment options for digestive disorders. These methods restore your body from the inside out, incorporating factors such as diet and lifestyle to restore balance. The treatment goal is to help you return to optimal health while relieving digestive disorders and alleviating their symptoms without unnecessary medications or treatments.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture stimulates the release of neurotransmitters and other chemicals that activate the body’s internal regulating system. Acupuncture treatments for digestive conditions can decrease inflammation in the digestive tract by restoring biochemical balance to the body and supporting its natural ability to overcome digestive disorders.
Acupuncture Applied to a persons Stomach
How can acupuncture relieve symptoms of digestive disorders?
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine address the root causes of digestive disorders rather than masking their symptoms. Depending on your specific symptoms, treatments may include herbal medicines, acupuncture, or dietary changes. Treatment plans are unique to each patient because everyone has a unique body, health history, and root cause behind their particular disorder.
Acupuncture helps balance the gut-brain axis and the nervous system to reduce stress and improve digestive function. An overactive sympathetic nervous system is associated with decreased digestive function and increased pain.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can help with the treatment and management of many digestive conditions, including:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gas & Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Celiac Disease & Gluten sensitivities
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Nausea & vomiting

Evidence-Based Acupuncture for Digestive Health

In a 2015 study from the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers showed acupuncture significantly reduced intestinal inflammation for Crohn’s disease patients. Through analyzing before and after intestinal biopsies, the researchers observed acupuncture was able to relieve inflammation by regulating the ratio of inflammatory response cells inducing homeostasis in the gastrointestinal cells.

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