Digestion is one of the main reference points for gauging one’s overall health. Some frequently asked questions about acupuncture for the treatment of digestive disorders:
What causes digestive disorders? Digestive disorders can be caused by diet, disease and stress.
What are the symptoms of digestive disorders? Symptoms of digestive disorders include:
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Constipation and diarrhea.
- Abdominal pain.
How does acupuncture treat digestive disorders? Acupuncture treats digestive imbalance by reducing stress and regulating endocrine and nervous system hyperactivity. Acupuncture nourishes related organs and reduces inflammation of the stomach and pancreas.
Which digestive disorders can acupuncture treat? Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of many digestive disorders including: IBS, enteritis, bacterial infections, gastrointestinal tract bleeding, hyperacidity, peptic ulcers, heartburn, and GERD.
Does acupuncture treatment include medication? In conjunction with Chinese herbs and stress reduction techniques, acupuncture is a medication-free therapy for digestive system maintenance which can also provide symptom management.
How many treatments are required? The course of therapy will depend on how long your symptoms and condition have persisted, condition severity and your overall health. For most people with digestive disorders in relatively good health, a course of therapy of 12-24 treatments are recommended.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.