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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms involving inflammation of the lining within the digestive tract. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment generally involves a specialized plan based on the individual pattern of symptoms. The most commons symptoms include:

  • abdominal cramping
  • pain
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • flatulence
  • bloating
  • nausea
  • malnutrition

Patients who suffer IBS may experience one or more of these symptoms which are often aggravated by stress, emotional upset, and diet. The particular group of symptoms will vary from patient to patient ranging from mild to severe. IBS patients often suffer social and emotional distress due to this condition.

While Western medicine has not determined the cause of IBS, traditional Chinese medicine views this condition as an imbalance of energies. Acupuncture and TCM are valuable tools to treat IBS and other digestive disorders. Treatment protocols are based on the patient’s individual pattern of symptoms and work to uncover the “root cause” of the disturbance.

What Can Acupuncture Treatments Do to Promote Digestive Health?

  • Acupuncture treatments can reduce inflammation
  • Acupuncture reduces the effects of stress and promotes relaxation.
  • Acupuncture can increase gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation, and reduce gastric acid secretion, making acupuncture beneficial in treating general gastrointestinal symptoms. Acupuncture can nourish and strengthen related organs, minimize symptoms and contribute to medication-free digestive system health maintenance.

Acupuncture alone, is rarely used for IBS treatment. More commonly, Acupuncture is combined with Traditional Chinese herbal medicine, lifestyle changes, and relaxation techniques to restore balance within the body, to tonify the immune system and relieve the pain caused by this condition. Acupuncture is frequently used in conjunction with Western medicine as part of an integrative approach for Irritable Bowel Syndrome treatment and to restore health.

The Healing Point Acupuncture clinic is committed to helping patients with IBS and other digestive disorders understand what they can do to restore their health and vitality. If you suffer from IBS, and you would like to discuss treatment options for better health, please call or schedule an appointment.

Call 650-646-5744 or use the online appointment service:

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The Healing Point Acupuncture Clinic
Xia Xin, L.Ac., CSMA


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