Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Disease

Similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acupuncture treatments for Irritable Bowel Disease are tailored to each individual. Whether the patient be experiencing Chron Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, what is most important is the individual in front of us. 

Acupuncture has been shown to decrease inflammation within the intestinal tract, improve quality of life, and decrease pain associated with both Chron Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

In the case of both Chron Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, the ultimate goal is to achieve remission and allow the patient to regain “normal” living without the constraints of constant abdominal upset. 

Irritable Bowel Disease – Chron Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) is different than IBS in that the intestines show visible signs of inflammation and irritation. IBD is broken down into Chron Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. In cases of Chron Disease, the surface of the intestines become irritated and can have a hard time absorbing nutrients. Patients can experience stomach pains, diarrhea, weight loss and nutritional deficiencies. Ulcerative Colitis is characterized by ulcers within the intestines that cause diarrhea, with or without blood and mucous, and abdominal cramping and pain. 

Other Digestive Ailments That Can Be Treated with Acupuncture

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Acid Reflux/GERD
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Food Intolerance
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