Acupuncture for Digestion

Acupuncture for Digestion and Digestive Issues


Acupuncture for digestion problems

Acupuncture painlessly and effectively treats digestion

One of the most common issues for which people seek acupuncture is digestive problems.  Acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general  are very good at resolving digestive problems, and indeed I tend to see great results in this area.  Whether caused by stress/anxiety, food allergies, auto-immunity, parasites, or just general poor health and weakness, acupuncture will address each one at its root. Because digestion is so important for overall health and vitality, it is the root of all wellness. For that reason it is important that we work to correct this during the treatment process of any ailment.

Acupuncture always works by first figuring out how the symptoms are related to each person’s unique imbalances. Two people with the exact same digestive symptoms could have completely different underlying imbalances. Being able to diagnose why you are having your symptoms, and how your imbalances are playing out, is the key to not only resolving your issues, but to treating any accompanying symptoms that go along with your imbalance. Depending on your diagnosis, that will decide which acupuncture points need to be done in treatment, how frequently you need to come in, etc.

Regardless of what a person’s western diagnosis is, acupuncture will still look at them as a unique patient with their own causes and solutions to their digestive upset.

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Chinese Herbs for Digestive Issues

I love to combine Chinese herbs with acupuncture treatment for most patients, because I see faster and more dramatic results.  I like to tell people that every time they take their herbs, it’s like giving themselves a mini-acupuncture treatment.  They are great for continuing to treat yourself between your acupuncture appointments.

Like the acupuncture points chosen, each herb is chosen not only for its individual effects, but for its synergistic effects with the other herbs in your herbal “formula”. The purpose is to help restore balance in the body, in order to alleviate and prevent symptoms.

Food Allergies, Sensitivities, and Other Nutritional Causes of Digestive Problems

In some cases, it is important to take a look at potential foods that could be causing a person’s imbalances. I always choose a Chinese medicine treatment approach first, but in some cases, figuring out foods which could be playing into a person’s symptoms, and then avoiding them, can help us make huge strides forward in treatment.


To learn more about Chinese Medicine and digestion problems, see these posts:

Success stories from the clinic: Acupuncture for Digestion Problems

Acupuncture for Digestion: The Connection between your Earth Element, Digestion, and Energy

Acupuncture for Digestion: The relationship between your Liver, Stress, and Digestion

Even leading medical Centers are using acupuncture for digestion problems: Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center