Acupuncture for Digestive Disorders & IBS

Digestive disorders of all kinds respond wonderfully to acupuncture, especially when combined with changes in diet and Chinese herbs.

We treat problems in all areas of the digestive tract:

  • Acid reflux
  • Nausea
  • IBS
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Haemorrhoids.

Many patients seek out alternatives to medication in favour of a strategy that gets to the root of the problem.

Digestive Disorders & IBS

In comparisons with Western drug treatments, acupuncture has been found beneficial for a variety of gastrointestinal diseases: dyspepsia (Chen 2005), gastritis (Ren 2009; Gu 2009), ulcerative colitis (Mu 2007; Lee 2009), reflux (Journal of the National Medical Association 2008; Zhang 2010) and pancreatitis (Wang 2007).

How can acupuncture help in the treatment of GI tract disorders?

  • improving delayed gastric emptying. (Xu 2006)
  • reducing inflammation, by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors. (Zijlstra 2003)
  • stimulating areas in the brain that are involved in gastric perception. (Zeng 2009)
  • inhibiting stress-induced pro-opiomelanocortin expression in the hypothalamus. (Sun 2008)
  • increasing vasoactive intestinal peptide and nitric oxide in plasma, gastric mucosal, and bulb tissues, and elevating expression of vasoactive intestinal peptide in antral smooth muscle. (Shen 2006);
  • decreasing permeability of intestinal mucosa in patients with acute pancreatitis, and reducing accumulation of endogenous inflammatory mediators and vascular active substance in intestinal mucosa. (Wang 2007).
Jill Glover - acupuncture

Jill Glover

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Coaching, Supervision

Helen Fielding - Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Helen Fielding

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs

Julie Kelham - acupuncture

Julie Kelham


Kristy Perry - acupuncture

Kristy Perry


Kristy Perry - acupuncture

Lucy Macgregor


Kristy Perry - acupuncture

Claire Thorne


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