Gastrointestinal disorders come in a variety of forms from diarrhea, bloating, gas, nausea, vomiting, colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), etc. In Western medicine, medication is often prescribed to patients to help control the pain and provide relief, however, the issue lies in the fact that with so many different GI disorders and symptoms that arise patients often find themselves taking multiple medications and having unfortunate side effects.
According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), gastrointestinal disorders are caused by disruptions in flow of essential fluids in the body. At TCM Health Center we use acupuncture and Chinese herbs to help individuals with gastrointestinal disorders to balance muscle contractions and muscle relaxation. In addition to acupuncture stimulating the release of endorphins (natural painkillers in the body), increased gastrointestinal motility has helped many patients with pain and discomfort.
If you have any further questions about acupuncture treatment for gastrointestinal disorders, please feel free to give any one of our locations a call to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!