Our acupuncture clinic in Irvine has plenty of experience with 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.
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, the needle stimulates the body releasing endorphins to enduce the body heal. Multiple studies conducted have shown acupuncture “can significantly reduce abdominal pain, diarrhea, and the ratio of abnormal stools“.
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 IBS 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.