GI Disorders

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can successfully treat many gastro-intestinal (GI) disorders including abdominal pain, constipation/diarrhea, acid reflux (heartburn), bloating, nausea, poor appetite, gas, hiccups, bad breath and many others.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine seek to correct the root cause of your gastro-intestinal problem in a natural way by resolving the underlying imbalances that are causing it.  Once theses imbalances are correctly identified and properly regulated, the gastro-intestinal symptoms  often normalize.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastro-intestinal condition often treated with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  Together, they form a potent combination to naturally and effectively treat IBS  and resolve the root imbalance leading to the syndrome.  Once the internal disharmony is normalized the person’s symptoms usually dissipate or become marginally decreased.

During each visit, a careful workup, exam and diagnosis will be administered before each acupuncture treatment and herbal medicine consultation.  Since treatment success of gastrointestinal conditions depends heavily on modification and manipulation of a person’s diet, general dietary modifications and recommendations will be given to you based on traditional Chinese medical theory.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) often requires a multifaceted approach to treating gastro-intestinal conditions.  These include not only  acupuncture and herbal medicine but sometimes moxibustion, cupping, heat therapy, gua-sha, traditional Chinese dietary modifications, lifestyle management recommendations and/or qi-gong breathing exercises.  Any combination of these modalities in addition to acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may be incorporated into your treatment to best help you.

To read about the latest research on acupuncture and GI DisordersClick Here.

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