Acupuncture for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Our acupuncture clinic in Irvine has plenty of experience with acupuncture for IBS. 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects many people. Signs of IBS include abdominal cramping, bloating, frequent diarrhea and/or constipation. 

For people with severe IBS, they look toward alternative medicine such as acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome.

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“Dr. Fu and his team at the Irvine Meridian Health Center are very professional and kind. Scheduling was also flexible, and wait time very minimal. The herbal medicine is top notch quality. I’ve seen significant improvement since treatment began a year ago. Thank you very much!” –  C.S.

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How Does Acupuncture Treatment For IBS Work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine theory dictates that the flow of qi throughout the meridians in the body can become blocked. Specific meridians are blocked which creates GI problems. Using acupuncture needles, our licensed acupuncturists unblock the meridian and rebalances the body. Thus relieving the body and ridding the body of irritable bowel disease. According to western medicine [1], the needle stimulates the body releasing endorphins to induce the body heal. Multiple studies conducted have shown acupuncture for IBS “can significantly reduce abdominal pain, diarrhea, and the ratio of abnormal stools” [2].

Tired of IBS? We can help with acupuncture for IBS. Make an appointment or come to our Irvine acupuncture office.

How Can Our Acupuncture Help With Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

We’ve had extensive experience with irritable bowel syndrome. We’ve had patients who couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat. The patient was on the toilet 18 hours out of the 24 hours per day. And she could not go to work. It was very severe. The doctors had said if the condition continued it would potentially be fatal. And everything the doctors tried did not work. She had found us online and looked to us to see if we could help. After initial acupuncture treatments, her IBS slowly became better.  And then after many many treatments, she went from sitting on the toilet most of her days to being able to function and go to work and live a normal life.

Other gastroenterology problems that our acupuncture and moxibustion effectively treats include Chron’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, chronic bloating, acid reflux, etc.

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Additional Info

The exact cause of the condition is not known but it is believed that potential causes of irritable bowel syndrome include:

  • Muscles in the intestines contracts
  • Abnormalities in the nervous system
  • Inflammation in the intestine
  • A severe infection
  • Changes in bacteria in the gut (microflora)

When it comes to irritable bowel syndrome, many people experience complications that affect their lives. Some complications include:

  • Lower quality of life: IBS can cause many hindrances in one’s life. It was found that people who experience the condition miss more days of work than those who don’t.
  • Mood disorder: Those with IBS are also prone to develop mental illnesses because of the impact that the condition has on one’s life.
  • Impacted bowel: The accumulation of stools in the intestine can cause symptoms of impacted bowel.
  • Hemorrhoids: The continuous symptoms of the condition can eventually cause blood vessels in and around the anus to swell.
  • Dietary concerns: When it comes to managing the condition, there is a certain dietary restriction. This can lead to not getting all the proper nutrition.

Home remedies can help with the healing process and the prevention of IBS. Here are some home remedies you should try in addition with acupuncture for IBS:

  • Regularly exercising
  • Cutting back on caffeinate that stimulate the intestines
  • Having smaller meals
  • Managing your stress well
  • Taking probiotics (“good” bacteria) to help relieve gas and bloating
  • Avoiding certain foods such as deep-fried or spicy foods

[1] Chao, Guan-Qun, and Shuo Zhang. “Effectiveness of acupuncture to treat irritable bowel syndrome: a meta-analysis.” World journal of gastroenterology vol. 20,7 (2014): 1871-7. doi:10.3748/wjg.v20.i7.1871

[2] HealthCMi. “Acupuncture Soothes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).” HealthCMi CEUs, 20 June 2020,

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