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Acupuncture and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Acupuncture can be effective for the treatment of ‘inflammatory bowel diseases’ (IBD), according to a number of medical studies.
What is  ‘IBD’, you ask? ‘IBD’ is the term that is given to a variety of 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 including 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 clinically more effective than pharmaceutical medications for the treatment of ‘IBS’.

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

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