Digestive health

Acupuncture for digestive health

Treating digestive disorders with prescription drugs has many side effects. Acupuncture is a safe alternative with no significant side effects. It is natural, personalized, and scientifically proven to solve digestive health problems. If you want a healthy, natural, and safe solution for your digestion-related issues, acupuncture is for you.  

Digestive disorders

Digestive disorders come in many forms. They include, but are not limited to:

  • bloating
  • diarrhea
  • bacterial Infections
  • ulcers
  • bleeding
  • inflammation

These conditions are annoying at best and can easily sap the joy out of life. If left untreated, they can worsen and cause unnecessary harm. Some may even require surgery. Additionally, many drugs for digestive issues have side effects. These medicines can even change the gut bacteria in your body, making your problems worse.

Acupuncture’s benefits

Acupuncture has a long history of safely helping those with digestive disorders. According to a World Health Organization list of scientific studies, acupuncture has been shown to relieve diarrhea, constipation, inflammation, heartburn, infections, ulcers, and more. Additionally, acupuncture has no major side effects. It is much better on your body than many digestive health drugs, which can cause headaches, nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness.  

How we help

When you arrive for your appointment, we will ask about your specific symptoms. We will also ask about your diet, lifestyle, and give a full-body examination. Everyone’s digestive system is unique, and we personalize treatment accordingly. In general, the doctor inserts four to ten hair-thin needles, around half an inch deep. The needles may not be placed near the stomach at all, depending on your situation. You will then rest lying down for 10-30 minutes. A normal treatment regime includes 15 weekly sessions.

Patients we’ve helped with digestive health

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“My back pain is almost gone and my overall health has improved tremendously. I can bend over, which I could not do before. Dr. Chen is very attentive to her patient’s needs.” –– Fabiola, Boston, MA
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