Acupuncture for digestive problems

December 15, 2018

Acupuncture for digestion problems by Hailin Wu, OM Clinical / Faculty Supervisor


Acupuncture can help in treating many digestive disorders including


  • Bacterial infections

  • Peptic ulcers

  • Heartburn

  • Lactose intolerance

  • Gastrointestinal tract bleeding

  • Inflammatory conditions

  • Hiatus hernia syndrome

Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disorders - NCBI - NIH by JJY Sung


Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disorders: myth or magic


..has been widely used in the management of gastrointestinal disorders.


...Pilot studies have shown that


acupuncture is effective in a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders including 

nausea and vomiting, functional disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and diarrhoea), peptic ulcer disease, Crohn’s disease, postoperative ileus


Acupuncture and Digestion by GI Society & CSIR


For example, a patient may come in with symptoms of bloating and gas. After assessing her using TCM diagnostic criteria, the practitioner could select acupuncture points on her left hand between her thumb and index finger and sites below her knees. no specific treatment plan for every ailment but rather an individualized plan  





Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center





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