Digestive Disorders

Acupuncture is an ideal and widely accepted healing method for common ailments like chronic back pain, but as the World Health Organization acknowledges, acupuncture is also an effective treatment for a wide range of digestive disorders.

For our doctors, healing digestive disorders with acupuncture is nothing new, considering there is evidence of acupuncture being used to treat digestive disorders in early medical literature dating back to 3 AD.

And it’s not just stomachaches. Acupuncture can be used to treat a host of other digestive disorders, including:

  • Heartburn, Indigestion
  • Acid Reflux
  • Nausea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Spastic Colon
  • Acute and Chronic Diarrhea
  • Gastric Ulcer, Gastritis
  • Bloating, Cramps,

Skilled Acupuncturists Make A Difference

Our doctors, all state and nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine,  are trained to know what combination of acupuncture points to use in order to bring about the specific healing necessary.

According to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the use of acupuncture stimulates the body’s self-regulating systems and natural healing abilities to promote physical and emotional well being. In so doing, it assists the heart’s ability to circulate and the liver’s ability to store blood, the lung’s function of governing respiration, the spleen’s and stomach’s control over gastrointestinal processes, the kidney’s ability to regulate fluids in the body and the intestine’s role in digestion and excretion.

Our doctors combine a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere with a gentle method of identifying specific acupuncture points to address gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation. This helps to reduce gastric acid secretion, all of which makes acupuncture beneficial in treating general digestive disorders.

Acupuncture For Cancer Patients

While acupuncture is a powerful tool for general pain control in digestive disorders, it also has been used with success to treat cancer-related pain. The American Cancer Society has confirmed that using acupuncture to treat symptoms of cancer-related treatment can be beneficial, citing clinical studies that have found it helps treat nausea caused by chemotherapy and surgical anesthesia.

Furthermore, the National Cancer Institute found that of all the investigated effects of acupuncture on cancer-related or chemotherapy-related symptoms and disorders, the positive effect of acupuncture on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting is the most convincing, as demonstrated by the consistency of the results of a variety of clinical study types, including randomized clinical trials  and retrospective studies.

Make an Appointment Today

If you would like more information on how acupuncture can help you with digestive disorders, call us today to make an appointment at (505) 263-7248.

Longevity Acupuncture accepts most major insurance plans, including Presbyterian, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United HealthCare, Lovelace and CIGNA. Longevity Acupuncture also accepts most major credit cards.

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