Acupuncturist Questions Digestive health

Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

I have major digestion problems that really disrupt my quality of life. I feel like I have tried every medication and diet. Would acupuncture help with treating these digestive issues?

14 Answers

Acupunctuee treatment for digestive issue is a temporarily fix. You need to exercise and change your diet. Certain foods and drinks can cause flare up. Stay away from hot spicy foods and alcohol. Reduce your stress level. Consume more plant base diet and cut back on foods that are difficult to digest. Drink more water. Stay away from dairy and sugar. Cut back on coffee. Good luck!
It can. Unlike medications, acupuncture works beyond just treating symptoms and gets to the root cause of your digestive distress.
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Hi there,
There are reasons for why certain symptoms come about. Acupuncture can help distinguish what is the root cause and then go from there.
Acupuncture could help. That said, digestive issues can stem from so many different causes, including current dietary imbalances, parasites, allergens, etc. Getting to the bottom of your digestive troubles can be as easy as incorporating more of the foods that are easily digested and less of those that are trouble makers OR it could involve many medical disciplines to solve the issue. Nevertheless, Acupuncture will certainly help to improve organ function and digestive power and decrease any pain/gas/indigestion.
Yes, acupuncture can treat digestive disorders.

Yes, I treat a lot of people for digestive disorders. The most common cause is gluten intolerance, but I see many other causes, and between dietary changes, herbs, and the acupuncture, we can usually get things under control and your life back on track.

Good luck!
In my clinical experience, treating gastrointestinal issues is an area where acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal therapy excels. Problems with digestion could range from issues like acid reflux, nausea and vomiting to inflammatory processes, constipation, loose stools, infectious processes, etc. The success in treating digestive issues with acupuncture is because each patient will receive an individualized plan regardless of the specific complaint. I highly recommend you give it a try.
We need to identify what is the underline problem by treating either with needles or combining with Chinese herbal medicine. It is quite effective without adding too many extra substances in the ill GI system.
I have treated many people with digestive issues using acupuncture alone. The practitioner will need to differentially diagnose what they see as the root of the issue, but they should be able to get things moving smoothly. There may be more things involved, such as emotional turmoil, life style habits, work related or relationship related issues, too - so, if the practitioner starts asking about these things, know that it is part of their diagnosis to help get to the root of the issue. Be sure to use a Licensed Acupuncturist that you trust and are comfortable with.

Good luck.
Digestive disorders (from IBS to Crohn's) are conditions I see the most of aside from pain. Acupuncture is very helpful, though I also use a combination of Chinese herbs, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. Digestion is a tricky condition, but acupuncture is phenomenal for helping. I recommend finding an acupuncturist specializing in digestion.
Yes, acupuncture helps because acupuncture treatment does not work like you take medication. It is helping by promoting your system to balance and work properly.

In a nutshell, YES. Acupuncture is a very good way of helping your body to regulate itself. Acupuncture for digestive issues has shown to be effective with everything from "nervous stomach," IBS, ulcerative colitis, e-pylori infection, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, and regulating gastric juices. It is great for treating a diagnosis of gallstones or poor digestive function. Depending on the particular issue, along with acupuncture, the correct prescribed herbs can support these treatments.
I hope this helps.

In happiness,

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac
Yes, acupuncture can strengthen and adjust your digestive issues.
Generally, yes, acupuncture can be an excellent choice for digestive issues. One of the many things acupuncture has been shown to do is stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the so-called "rest and digest" part of the autonomic system (as opposed to the "fight-or-flight" part of that system).
I generally get excellent results for a spectrum of digestive complaints ranging from acid reflux to chronic diarrhea to chronic constipation. For the best results, make sure you're seeing an NCCAOM board certified acupuncturist.