Acupuncture for Digestive Disorders
An estimated 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders every year.
Research shows that acupuncture can decrease symptoms related to common digestive and gastrointestinal disorders including;
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
Acupuncture is a natural, drug free approach for chronic digestive disorders and can be safely used alongside medications.
Acupuncture can help with the following Digestive Issues:
- Inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) both constipation and diarrhea dominant
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Chronic functional constipation and diarrhea
Acupuncture does this by:
- Regulating gastrointestinal motility
- Reducing nausea and vomiting
- Reducing bloating and abdominal cramping
- Reducing frequency of acid regurgitation and heart burn
- Protecting the integrity of the gastrointestinal barrier
- Working alongside your medications to reduce side effects of chronic digestive disorders.
Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
1 in 140 Canadians live with Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis.
Both Chron’s and Ulcerative Colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases. Chron’s causes inflammation anywhere in the digestive track while ulcerative colitis is localized in the large intestine.
Both inflame the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and include symptoms of diarrhea, fatigue, abdominal pain and cramping, decreased appetite, weight loss and inflammation.
Acupuncture can decrease the frequency of diarrhea and abdominal pain by regulating gastrointestinal motility and decreasing visceral pain.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder that effects as many as 18% of the Canadian population.
IBS can have a variety of symptoms including intestinal cramping, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, constipation or both and fatigue.
Acupuncture can help decrease the symptoms of IBS by regulating gastrointestinal motility, decreasing smooth muscle spasm and decreasing visceral pain.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is characterized by stomach acid frequently flowing into the esophagus. This can lead to symptoms such as chest pain, acid reflux, difficulty swallowing and a sensation of a lump in your throat.
Acupuncture can effectively inhibit acid reflux in those living with GERD and alleviate symptoms with minimal risk.
What People Are Saying:
As a person with Crohn’s, very little alleviated the pain and discomfort caused by my disease. Since starting treatment with Amber my abdominal pain has decreased and my day-to-day quality of life has improved. I look forward to my appointments because I know I will feel better after.
I turned to acupuncture when traditional medicine was unable to resolve my digestive issues. I have been doing acupuncture for a few months and my symptoms have improved. With continued treatments, I am looking forward to further improvement and good health.