Acupuncture for Digestive Issues

Currently, over 62 million Americans live with digestive issues, many of which are treatable by acupuncture. By requesting a consultation with an experienced acupuncturist, you can receive natural, safe and painless treatment that will help restore the balance of your digestive system and promote your overall health.

Symptoms of Digestive Issues Treatable by Acupuncture

Contact Us Now About Acupuncture for Digestive-IssuesContrary to popular belief, there are many signs of digestive disorders other than stomach pain or an upset stomach. Some of the symptoms of digestive issues that can benefit from acupuncture treatments include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss
  • Lack of energy
  • Muscle cramping
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dry Skin

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, a consultation with one of our acupuncturists will help you to determine whether the symptoms indicate a digestive issue treatable by acupuncture or some other issue.

Digestive Issues Treatable by Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be used to treat many digestive issues, including:

  • Peptic ulcers
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Hiatus hernia syndrome
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Heartburn
  • Bacterial infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially endorses acupuncture as an effective form of treatment for these and other digestive disorders, including the digestive side effects of chemotherapy medication and the potential digestive after effects of anesthesia.

Acupuncture Points for Digestive Issues

Since there exists such a wide variety of digestive issues and disorders, a massive range of acupuncture points are used to treat them. Depending on your exact digestive issue, the points prioritized by your acupuncturist will vary heavily. Some of the body points used for acupuncture and digestive issues such as acid reflux are described below:

  • ST 36 – This point is used to reduce rising stomach Qi and harmonize the stomach. It is located a few inches below the kneecap on the front of your lower leg, near the tibialis anterior muscle.
  • PC 6 – This point is treated to relieve nausea and chest discomfort. It is located on the Pericardium Meridian, on your inner forearm a few inches from the crease of your wrist.
  • Ren 12 – This point is also used to harmonize the stomach, and can relieve stagnation in your digestive system. It’s located in the center of your abdomen, near the Conception Vessel meridian.

Supplements to Acupuncture Treatment for Digestive Disorders

Your acupuncturist will, in many cases, recommend ways to promote digestive health in addition to acupuncture treatments. This may include reasonable dietary changes or herbal remedies that can soothe the stomach and detoxify related organs.

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