Acupuncture for Digestive Disorders

Gastro-intestinal conditions are amongst the most commonly treated syndromes in acupuncture clinics. These conditions can range from minor digestive complaints to chronic intestinal conditions which require medical intervention and which can be supported by acupuncture.

Conditions may include:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Ulcerative
  • Colitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Crohn’s Disease

The symptoms of these conditions vary and may manifest as:

  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Pain in the belly
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Bleeding
Combining acupuncture with healthy diet can help improve digestive problems

Acupuncture treats digestive problems holistically; treating the whole individual rather than the illness. The energy channels (known as meridians) of the spleen, the liver, the large intestine and the small intestine are implicated in many disorders of the digestive system.

The goal of acupuncture is to support the digestive system by restoring balance within these systems, thereby reducing and sometimes eliminating the symptoms entirely.

For digestion issues, acupuncture:

  • reduces bloating, stomach pain and discomfort.
  • directly treats the gastro-intestinal tract by reducing acid secretion and regulating hormonal imbalances.
  • regulates stomach function.
  • has an anti-inflammatory effect on immune disorders such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
  • is combined with dietary recommendations to restore stomach health.
  • balances weight by modulating lipid metabolism in the stomach.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported on the valuable support that acupuncture provides for a range of digestive disorders.

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The clinic is open Monday - Thursday, with appointment times available all day. We are located in Lower Salthill, Galway. See Location.