Acupuncture for Digestion

The Variety of Digestive Discomfort

Over 90 million Americans struggle with some type of digestive discomfort.

Although disorders such as Crohn’s and Celiac disease are sometimes difficult to treat with medication, many people find acupuncture effective in relieving pain.

Key Points - Acupuncture for Pain

  • Acupuncture is able to calm the digestive tract relieving symptoms such as bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, constipation, hiccups, acid reflux, vomiting, and nausea.
  • Acupuncture can also treat illnesses such as ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and food poisoning.
  • Research has shown that acupuncture has the ability to speed up slow digestion and slow down rapid digestion, which contributes to its ability to effect change across a variety of conditions, with little to no side effects.

How Acupuncture Works for Digestion

Acupuncture, among the oldest healing practices in the world, is part of traditional Chinese medicine.

Acupuncture practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin.

In traditional Chinese medicine theory, this regulates the flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians.

Other Types Of Pain That Can Be Treated with Acupuncture

  • Chron's Disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Colitis
  • IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Acid reflux

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