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Gastrointestinal Problems

Digestive system is known to fulfill several vital functions in the body:

  • of cause, digestion
  • detoxification
  • wastes excretion
  • secretion of regulatory compounds and many others.

So, digestive disorders need to be treated immediately and properly.

On the other hand, gastrointestinal problems can be both debilitating and difficult to talk about. While nausea and heartburn prevent enjoying your food, issues such as diarrhea and gas can take away your social life.

However, traditional protocols are often insufficient by both duration and adverse reactions. That’s why we offer an acupuncture method for gastrointestinal problems in our clinic in Glenview IL, USA.

What are the gastrointestinal symptoms?

Disorders of gastrointestinal tract (GIT) produce different symptoms from just notable to expressed ones:

  • stomach heaviness
  • painful area of the GIT organ
  • bloating
  • nausea, up to vomiting
  • constipation
  • acne and other skin manifestations including allergic signs.

All these reflect deviations in digestive/absorbing or cleaning functions of GIT. Thus, the symptoms show improper operation of digestive system, that needs to be treated.

Can acupuncture help with gastrointestinal issues?

Looking for a health body button, ancient medics had found the stomach and bowel acupuncture points, which allow treating these organs and restoring their functions. Thankfully, acupuncture is now successfully used for digestive problems as follows:

  • nausea and vomiting, such as that caused by medications and surgery
  • stomach ulcer
  • poor digestion
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • diarrhea
  • constipation.

While conventional treatments often have side effects and only mask symptoms, acupuncture can address the issue at its underlying cause.

The treatment method works through a series of reflexes triggered by fine needles stimulating the biologically active points. Due to this action, blood circulation as well as immunity and metabolic processes are enhanced, consequently, inflammation and pain are decreased.

As gastrointestinal issues have, as a rule, psychosomatic origin, acupuncture produces positive effects; it works through mechanisms including regulation of the nervous system. For example, the popular acupoint ST-36 (Zusanli) can restore normal muscle contraction throughout the digestive tract by regulating function of the vagus nerve. This nerve serves your entire digestive system, controlling muscle contraction and the release of stomach acid and enzymes. Additionally, use of electro-acupuncture at Foot-Yangming-Meridian can boost blood flow to the stomach and increase muscle contractions. Acupuncture may also protect the digestive tract lining by stimulating the production of protective substances. 

Benefits of Acupuncture in Managing Digestive Issues

Biologically active points and meridians form a powerful network throughout the body, which regulates the nervous system followed by effects on gastrointestinal issues, so pain is relieved quickly. Because of metabolic and immune activation, acupuncture promotes not only removing symptoms, but treating GI problems.

One example of the gastrointestinal conditions that acupuncture can help is diarrhea-predominant IBS. A clinical study found that acupuncture for IBS significantly improved symptoms and quality of life scores compared to the placebo group. Chinese medicine usually classifies this problem as a form of functional diarrhea caused by Spleen (Pi) deficiency and Liver (Gan) stagnation, with difficult intestinal motility. The Large Intestine and Stomach meridians are often treated, too. This illustrates the holistic nature of Chinese medicine, where the energy flow between and within organs and their meridian channels is the top priority.  

In another trial, electroacupuncture successfully restored the colon’s ability to contract after surgery. Patients receiving acupuncture were released from hospital two days sooner and saw restored function after three days and 14 hours against five days and two hours. This is despite the power of the drugs given during surgery, which paralyze the digestive system and typically indicate laxative medications.

Besides, acupuncture, for example, for bowel problems gives also useful and pleasant “by-products” such as:

  • healthy sleep,
  • good mood,
  • controlled appetite,
  • loss of some excessive kgs,
  • optimized blood circulation,
  • better homeostasis regulation, etc.

What is the best treatment for gastrointestinal problems?

After this information, you, of cause, should like to find the best treatment by the principle “only acupuncture for digestive issues near me”. We offer to consult our top experts for personalized and comprehensive medical advice. Among advantages of our treatment:

  • attention to your individual peculiarities,
  • the whole-body approach,
  • medical history and aftercare,
  •  targeted procedures giving the systemic effects,
  • reliable and effective treatment.

At Life Balance Clinic, Dr Dekhtyar and his team leave no stone unturned when searching for the underlying causes of gastrointestinal problems. Afterwards, he tailors an effective treatment plan using acupuncture and other Chinese remedies to get the best result for you.