Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Diseases

Acupuncture for Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Diseases

Acupuncture & Chinese Medical Center has developed successful treatments for a wide range of digestive system diseases (GI) now recognized by the World Health Organization in the use of acupuncture. These include:

  • Hiatus Hernia Syndrome

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Peptic Ulcers

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Heartburn

  • Acid Reflux/GERD

  • Gastritis

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Crohn's Disease

  • Ulcerative Colitis

Acupuncture & Chinese Medical Center also has had success in treating:

  • Recurring Diverticulitis

  • Gastroparesis

  • Diabetic Gastroparesis

  • Hepatitis (which are difficult illnesses to treat with Western medicine)

How Does Acupuncture Work for Digestive Diseases

Acupuncture can adjust / balance gastrointestinal tract movements, the secretion of digestive glands, and the absorption of nutritious substances. As every individual body has different conditions, it also responds to acupuncture in different ways. However, acupuncture has very emphatic effect on functions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestine. Acupuncture can reduce stress, nourish related organs, minimize symptoms, and contribute to medication-free digestive system health maintenance. Acupuncture has demonstrated effectiveness in managing the side effects of from both chemotherapy medication and anesthesia.

Course of treatment

There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.