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Acupuncture for digestive problems

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

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