IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) – Acupuncture along with Chinese Herbs can have dramatic results in many cases of IBS.
Nausea and Vomiting – This is termed “Rebellious Stomach Qi” in Chinese medicine. Normally, stomach energy descends and food & fluids pass through to the duodenum and small intestines. Nausea and vomiting occur when the stomach energy goes up instead of down. Chinese medicine looks for and corrects the causes for this disruption in stomach energy.
Constipation – Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes will treat most cases of constipation. Colonoscopies and other internal examinations are often needed to rule out any structural cause for constipation.
Diarrhea – Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can be successful in treating diarrhea. The success rate depends a lot on what is causing the diarrhea, often many cases respond quite successfully while others do not.
Indigestion – As stated above, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can be successful, but it often depends on the reason causing the indigestion. Some cases are quite successful while others are not.
Urinary Tract Infections – While not technically a GI problem, it fits well in this category. Chinese Herbal Medicine is surprisingly effective in the treatment of UTIs, because several of the Chinese herbs used in this treatment have anti-bacterial and/or anti-viral qualities. Also, Chinese Herbs in conjunction with Acupuncture is effective in treating women who have chronic, reoccurring UTIs.
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