Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Personal clinical experience has demonstrated acupuncture’s ability to normalize gastrointestinal function, and it is considered one of the greater strengths of the medicine. Holistic medicine focuses on using a variety of treatment options to improve digestion. Acupuncture and massage therapy techniques can improve circulation and your body’s natural ability to convert food to energy. Herbal supplements can provide nutrients and vitamins that your body may not metabolize properly in your diet. Additionally, our Nutritional Counseling can identify certain foods that may increase or decrease your symptoms.

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Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disorders

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diseases, symptoms, and conditions for which acupuncture has been proven through controlled clinical trials to be an effective treatment include: (This list also includes other common diseases, symptoms, and conditions for which acupuncture has been shown effective but further study is currently being done)


Dysentery, acute bacillary

Gastrokinetic disturbance

Nausea and vomiting

Ulcerative colitis, chronic