Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders are uncomfortable, painful, sometimes embarrassing, and can often be aided with the help of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Among the gastrointestinal disorders we treat are:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Colitis
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastritis
  • Hiccough (Hiccup)
  • Hyperactivity

About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a typical disease pattern that we treat every day. Patients come to us most often because Western Medicine is not very effective at treating IBS. Chinese Medicine seeks out what we consider to be the causes of the problem, and treats those. We do not treat the symptoms of this disease.

Typical causes of IBS as detected by Chinese Medicine are: Heat or inflammation of the large or small intestines; emotional disturbances (either depression affecting the digestive system, or liver inflammation affecting the digestive system); or simply an overall weakness in the power of the digestive system, in which case patients often complain of fatigue, and usually speak with a soft voice. Traditional Chinese Medicine has a good track record in treating all of these causes. Recovery time is usually one month of treatment for every year you have had the problem.

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