Digestive Comfort is Possible
Acupuncture for Chronic Stomach Pain & Gastrointestinal Problems
Acupuncture can reduce inflammation of the stomach and pancreas, while improving the function of related digestive organs. During your treatment, acupuncture points for increasing metabolism, reducing acid secretion, or regulating gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation may be employed to provide your body with relief and empower your body to improve overall disgestive function.
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What Kinds of Stomach & Gastrointestinal Problems Can Acupuncture Treat?
Acupuncture can help treat people with digestive disorders including:
Heartburn • (see GERD)
GERD• Gastroesophageal reflux disease has been proven to be significantly improved by acupuncture treatments, reducing the intensity and frequency of regurgitation, heartburn, dysphagia, and chest pain.
Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis
Lactose Intolerance • This is an enzyme deficiency that could be caused by a problems in the lining of the small intestine such as chronic inflammation, problems resulting from celiac disease, leaky gut, or simply genetics. Acupuncture works to strengthen the organs necessary in healthy digestion.
Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding • GI bleeding is not a disease, but a symptom of a disease that can be caused by a number of issues including: peptic ulcers, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, colonic polyps, or cancer in the colon, stomach or esophagus. Acupuncture treatments are utilized to strengthen the function of the various key organs of your digestive system.
Inflammatory Conditions • Acupuncture is especially effective in the treatment of inflammation in many instances, (not just gastrointestinal). In the case of gastrointestinal conditions such as Crohn's or Inflammatory Bowel Disease, acupuncture can bring great relief to patients suffering from these often extremely uncomfortable conditions.
Hiatal Hernia • A condition where part of your stomach has pushed upward through your abdomen and diaphragm, this condition can range from minor to extreme. Acupuncture treats the resulting inflammation while aiding the digestive tract in overcoming the stress of the hernia.