Acupuncture For Digestion or Intestine

Searching “acupuncture for digestion near me” for your stomach pain? Meet our acupuncturists and receive the best acupuncture for digestion in Irvine.

When it comes to digestion, having digestion problems can be a pain in the butt, literally. But, it can happen to anyone. It was found by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that an estimated number of visits to physician offices with digestive problems was 22.4 million in the year 2016 [1].

 

How to improve digestion?

Improving digestion can be done easily at home with natural remedies. You can try to include more fiber to your diet or even get better sleep. Exercise is also a good thing to do as well and it can be as simple as taking a walk. There may be times when you have to go to a health professional. They’ll recommend you try things like medications but they may also recommend some complementary treatments. One good complementary treatment they might recommend is acupuncture for digestion.

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What is acupuncture for digestion?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been practice for centuries and has been used to treat many health issues like acupuncture for digestion. Acupuncture is the process of inserting needles in the body’s acupuncture points called acupoints. Targeting these acupoints stimulates the body’s qi and promote the body’s natural healing abilities. In addition to physical well-being, acupuncture also promotes mental and spiritual well-being.

 

Can acupuncture help digestion?

Yes, acupuncture for digestion can help. A study found that acupuncture is effective with digestion problems like gastrointestinal disorders, nausea and vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and many more [2]. Those who went to see acupuncture for their digestion problems felt relieved and their symptoms alleviated or reduced. Although it may not solve these issues on its own, it is a great complementary treatment with other things. Contact your doctor if acupuncture will work for you.

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Benefits of Acupuncture for digestion

Acupuncture for digestions has many benefits. Here are some things that our acupuncturist can help you with:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Indigestion
  • Gas
  • Upset stomach
  • Boost your metabolism
  • Regulate the digestive process
  • Increase the gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation
  • Reduce acid secretion

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Interested in acupuncture for digestion or intestine? You can book your free consultation now. Call our number: (949) 229-7498

Common acupuncture questions

If you found us by looking for “acupuncture for digestion near me”, here are some questions you might have for us:

How long does acupuncture session last?

Acupuncture for digestion will be around 50 minutes. Some acupuncture sessions might be longer than others depending on your symptoms. If it’s your first acupuncture session, your session will also take a little longer. It’s because you have to take extra time to fill out some forms. Then your acupuncturist will ask you some other questions about your medical history and any problems you been having recently. The acupuncturist will also run a medical diagnosis and they will also check for any sensitive skin. All of these things help the acupuncturist to determine the optimal treatments for you and where the needles can be inserted.

How often do I need to go?

After your session, your acupuncturist will determine how often you need to come in for the following sessions. Typically, you can be coming in 1-2 times a week. It is so your acupuncturist can see how the treatment is affecting your body. Once your acupuncturist sees a lot of progress, they might shift it to every few weeks or even every few months. During that time, your acupuncturist may give you some recommendations for things you can do during the time you’re not coming in.

Do acupuncture needles hurt?

Don’t worry, acupuncture needles don’t hurt. The needles are pretty thin and no bigger than a strand of hair.  They won’t hurt more than a small pinch. You don’t have anything to worry about with our certified acupuncturists. There are times you may feel some discomfort depending on how sensitive your skin is but that is why your acupuncturist will run a medical diagnosis beforehand. If your acupuncturist finds any areas that are sensitive, they won’t insert needles there. However, if you feel any pain when your acupuncturist is inserting the needles, don’t be afraid to tell them. They’ll change the location of the needles so you won’t feel any discomfort.

In the end, our acupuncturists’ main goal is for you to feel alleviated from your digestion problems.

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What to know before your acupuncture appointment?

You Need to Eat Before

Before you head off to your acupuncture appointment, it’s important to eat before. It is recommended to eat something light and if you are going to eat something big, eat it a least two hours before your appointment. Eating will give you the fuel to go through your session without any problems. If you don’t eat, you may be distracted by hunger and may feel lightheaded or even faint during the treatment. Remember that your appointment might be around 50 minutes to an hour.

Try to Wear Loose Clothes

Unlike your regular appointments, you should wear loose and comfortable clothes to your acupuncture appointment. This will help your acupuncturist easily place the acupuncture needles throughout your body. Also, it would be nice for you to have comfortable clothes if you’re going to be there for at least 50 minutes. It’ll help you relax throughout the session.

Don’t Drink a lot of Caffeine

I know some people need caffeine some time throughout the day. However, try not to drink a lot of caffeine before your acupuncture session. Why? It is because caffeine is a stimulant and it will affect your flight-or-fight response. You’ll feel restless. This is the opposite of what your acupuncturist wants you to be. They would like you to be relaxed especially if they are going to insert needles on you. If you are going to drink a lot of caffeine, drink it 2 hours before your appointment time.

Don’t Drink Alcohol

Please try not to drink alcohol before your appointment. Although a little amount won’t hurt anyone, it won’t be helpful for your session. You’ll feel relaxed but you might be too relaxed. Alcohol is a depressant and it will numb your body. This means you may not be able to correctly describe the symptoms you are feeling when asked. In addition, you may not be able to feel any discomfort that you may have when the acupuncture needles are inserted. This could lead to bruises or even bleeding after the session because the acupuncturist could not determine if you were feeling discomfort or if you had sensitive skin.

Remember medical history

Something that will be helpful to know is your medical history or past health problems. This will help your acupuncturist know more about you and the problems you may be facing. If you know anything that is related to your digestion problems, please tell your acupuncturist. It will help them find the best treatments for you. If you don’t remember everything, one good advice is to bring your medical history for your acupuncturist to read. Also, it would be good to consult your doctor to see if acupuncture for digestion will work for you.

Don’t be nervous

You’re ready to now to go to your acupuncture for digestion but you might feel nervous. It might be your first acupuncture or you’re scared of needles. It’s okay. You can take your time and ask any questions you have for your acupuncturist. Our acupuncturists want to help you and they will gladly answer any questions you have, By doing this, it is only going to help your treatments.

 

What are the symptoms of digestive problems?

If you are wondering if you have digestive problems, here are some symptoms you might be feeling:

  • Bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Incontinence
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in the belly
  • Swallowing problems
  • Weight loss or gain

Having digestion problems? We can help. Come see our award-winning acupuncturists and get your acupuncture for digestion now. Call now to book your appointment: (949) 229-7498

“Dr. Zhong has been treating me with acupuncture for close to a year now. I have had ongoing vertigo, digestion issues, and muscle/joint pains. Every time I leave an appointment I am in a much better state, both mentally and physically. Dr Zhong is beyond knowledgeable when it comes to healing. She takes the most practical & rational route to naturally cure the body & mind.

Most importantly, she takes ample time to listen to your issues and gives wonderful advice on how to adjust accordingly. Every session is a success!”

– P. B. (L.A., CA)

“During my recovery from hip surgery I began to have excruciating pain in my stomach. The stomach pain persisted for several weeks until I went to the emergency room at the hospital to be admitted. After five days in the hospital they could not diagnosis the cause of my pain, so they sent me home with same stomach pain that I had when I was admitted, along with a prescription for another pain medication. My wife suggested that I contact Dr. Fu at Meridian Health Center. During my first visit with Dr. Fu we discussed my health history, as well as my current health issue, my severe stomach pain. I had lost 16 pounds, was unable to sleep or eat, frequent urination, anxiety and depression.

After a series of regular treatments, my stomach pain is gone, I am gaining my weight back and feel like normal again. ”

F. C. (Mission Viejo, CA)

Reference

[1] Rui P, Okeyode T. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National
Summary Tables. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/ahcd/namcs_summary/2016_namcs_web_tables.pdf.

[2] Sung, J J Y. “Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disorders: myth or magic.” Gut vol. 51,5 (2002): 617-9. doi:10.1136/gut.51.5.617