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Acupuncture and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), according to yet another new study. What is  IBD, you ask? It is the term that is given to issues involving inflammation of the digestive tract. The term IBD can encompass various conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Chron’s disease, colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, nervous colon, spastic bowel and other chronic intestinal diseases characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea.

In numerous studies it has been found that Acupuncture treatment that included electroacupuncture suppressed IBD conditions by regulating peristalsis via its effective actions on the sympathetic nervous system. It is safe to say – Acupuncture benefits the intestines!

In related research, acupuncture has been found effective for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The study was a meta-analysis of 11 investigations with a sample size totaling 950 patients. The researchers concluded that Acupuncture combined with moxibustion is both safe, effective and is clinically more effective than pharmaceutical medications for the treatment of IBS.

Do you suffer from from issues with your digestive tract? Want to give Acupuncture a chance to help. Give us a call for an appointment – 480-671-5178.