Acupuncture for Gastrointestinal Diseases

Acupuncture for gastrointestinal diseases

Acupuncture for gastrointestinal diseases is an effective and safe medical approach. Gastrointestinal diseases are the third most common disease in the human body. Doctors in China have been using acupuncture to treat various diseases, which has always been very effective. The history of this method can be traced back to more than 3500 years ago. This method should not be used to compete with the available modern medicine. Still, it can be helpful for some diseases for which modern technology has not found a satisfying remedy. This method works and can treat gastrointestinal diseases, among other conditions. The principles for using acupuncture are not the same as those for using modern medicine. Some people believe it is a myth, while others think it is magic. Scientists have not been able to explain exactly how acupuncture works, but they have approved it healthily and effectively.  Acupuncture is an efficient method of treating gastrointestinal diseases.

Symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases.

The symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders vary from one person to another, but some symptoms are common in every person. You need to know these symptoms so that, if you have the disease, you can seek professional help.

  • Vomiting can signify many different diseases, but vomiting with blood is mainly a symptom of gastrointestinal disease.
  • Blood in the stools. If you have blood in your stool, contact a doctor and be tested for gastrointestinal disease.
  • Loss of appetite. You are served a lovely meal and are hungry, but don’t have an appetite. That is a symptom of gastrointestinal disease.
  • Abdominal pain and bloating in your stomach.


Symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases

Treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.

The treatment of these diseases usually involves drug therapy. Some conditions refuse to respond to therapy. That is why it is essential to recognize the symptoms early so that you can seek professional help as early as possible. Sometimes, the treatment of these diseases involves bone marrow transplantation. Treatment of some patients is tricky, and they must go through several therapies for different diseases. During treatment, you will be required to follow a specific diet, and you have to avoid all sugary things. If you have severe diarrhea, you must rehydrate and correct electrolyte deficiencies. You will be provided anti-diarrhea medications, but the medicines are sometimes inappropriate.

Does acupuncture for gastrointestinal diseases work?

Some people still believe that acupuncture is a myth, and some have convinced them that this method is low-quality and does not work. Suppose you have been convinced this method does not work; whoever told you that lied. Doctors at First People’s Hospital conducted research and found that acupuncture is more effective than medicine in treating gastritis. Acupuncture is more effective than ranitidine in reducing or eliminating gastric mucosal lesions in patients with chronic gastritis. Ranitidine produced a 69.9 percent effective rate, compared to a 96.4 percent effective rate for acupuncture. As you can see, acupuncture to treat gastrointestinal diseases is very effective and even better than medicine. There are no known side effects of acupuncture, so if you have any gastrointestinal disorders, call any traditional Chinese practitioner, and he will help you.

How can acupuncture help?

As you can see, it is not an easy thing to treat gastrointestinal diseases. It requires a lot of therapies and following particular diets so your situation can improve. But do you know you don’t have to undergo these standard therapies? Acupuncture for gastrointestinal diseases has been used for a long time and is always very effective. How it works is not yet known, but one thing is sure: it works. Call it magic or myth, but it indeed does work. Some scientists discourage this method, saying it is of poor quality and unreliable, but that is not true because acupuncture works just fine. This method will help in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases by:

  • Acupuncture for gastrointestinal diseases inhibits gastric acid and duodenal motility. It does this by activating the nerves that pass through the spinal reflexes, increasing motility via the supraspinal reflexes and the vagus nerve.
  • This method alters the acid secretion in the body and then relieves the visceral pain.
  • This method also improves the emptying of the gastric. Many gastrointestinal diseases are connected to the delayed emptying of gastric acid. This method helps empty the acid even faster.
  • Acupuncture for gastrointestinal diseases promotes the release of immunomodulatory and vascular factors, reducing inflammation.
  • This method helps patients with acute pancreatitis by decreasing the permeability of the intestinal mucosa. It also helps reduce the accumulation of vascular substances that are active in the intestinal mucosa and the accumulation of endogenous inflammatory mediators.
  • Acupuncture for gastrointestinal diseases increases the plasma’s vasoactive intestinal peptide and nitric oxide in the blood.
  • This method stimulates the areas in the brain that are involved in gastric perception.
  • The last thing that acupuncture does to help treat gastrointestinal diseases is to inhibit stress-induced hormones.

Gastrointestinal diseases can be successfully treated with acupuncture.

Modern scientists have conducted substantial research on the effects of acupuncture on gastrointestinal function, which is primarily documented in Chinese literature. When needling the same acupoint, three manual techniques (pushing or pulling), different stimulation frequencies, and different basal body conditions can produce wholly different and occasionally contradictory results in scientific acupuncture studies. Another obstacle to correctly interpreting the data has been the majority of research’s lack of adequate control groups. It is nearly impossible to develop a physiologically inert needling technique that is identical to real acupuncture, unlike when testing novel medications. Therefore, a suitable control group to assess therapy efficacy was frequently lacking in earlier studies. A fingernail prick or rubbing a needle on the skin are examples of “inert placebos” that have not withstood scrutiny. Recent research has developed enhanced placebo-based acupuncture techniques. Lao et al. imitated acupuncture using a needle guide tube that made the patient unconscious during the procedure. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation that has been “disconnected” is another biologically inert comparator frequently utilized in acupuncture investigations. Including acupuncture-naive patients in a single treatment protocol is necessary to ensure blinding, as the sensations of these placebo procedures are still not the same as those of acupuncture.

The most common gastrointestinal diseases that we treat at the clinic are:


Gastrointestinal diseases may appear deadly, and they are not easy to treat. The symptoms of these diseases vary from one person to another, but some symptoms, like nausea and vomiting, are constant for everybody. These diseases are usually treated in hospitals, and one must undergo several therapies and follow a strict diet to recover quickly. Many people don’t know about acupuncture, but the Chinese have practiced this method for over 3000 years, and it is very effective in treating gastrointestinal diseases. Research revealed that this method is even better than the use of ranitidine, while acupuncture has a 94.6% effective rate and ranitidine has a 69.9% effective rate.

Contact our office at (267) 403-3085 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tsan and find the best and most effective way to treat your gastrointestinal problem.