Gastro-intestinal disorders

Acupuncture has been widely used in the management of gastrointestinal disorders including nausea and vomiting, functional disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and diarrhoea), peptic ulcer disease, Crohn’s disease, postoperative ileus, and even gall stone disease by correcting ZangFu disruption in flow at identifiable points close to the skin. Acupuncture also helps to focus on a holistic, energy based approach to the patient rather than the disease.

Conditions which respond well to acupuncture and Eastern herbal medicine include:
• Virus infections from rotavirus
• Bacterial infections from salmonella, shigella or escherichia coli
• Inflammatory diseases such as chronic gastritis, atrophic gastritis, chronic enteritis, and gastroenteritis
• Peptic ulcers such as duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer
• Circulation problems in the gastrointestinal system such as gastrointestinal tract bleeding and intestinal cramps
• Gastrointestinal tumors such as stomach cancer, tumors of the small intestine, or colon cancer
• Inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)