Digestive issues like bloating, wind, pain, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are some of the most common conditions I see in my clinic. Research shows that around 1 in 5 adults in the UK has IBS, although the true number is likely to be much higher because not everyone sees their GP about it.
Then there are the inflammatory bowel disorders like Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. They are not as common as IBS but they can be very painful and life limiting. Fortunately, acupuncture for gut health has been shown to be highly effective and I help many patients with IBS and other digestive issues.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the collective name for a group of symptoms that includes pain, discomfort, and a change in bowel habits (constipation, diarrhoea, or a mix of both). Anyone can get IBS, though it is more common in women than men.
There are several possible causes for IBS:
It is thought that acupuncture supports gut health by:
One study of 233 patients with IBS found that using acupuncture alongside usual medical care produced a significant reduction in the IBS Symptom Severity Score when compared to treatment with mainstream medicine alone. The benefits of the acupuncture were maintained long term too, which shows how long lasting the right acupuncture treatments can be.
Another clinical trial looked at patients with mild to moderate Crohn’s Disease and compared acupuncture treatments to sham acupuncture. After 12 weeks, the acupuncture group showed significantly lower symptom activity, better diversity in the gut microbiome, and lower levels of inflammation in the gut. These improvements were maintained at the 36-week follow up too.
As you can see, Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture is a proven treatment for a range of digestive problems. Gut health is the foundation to our overall health and wellbeing – it is how we receive nourishment from foods and eliminate wastes and toxins. If you feel your gut is out of balance, get in touch today and let’s work together to rebuild the foundation of your health.
Do you experience pain, bloating, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Are you struggling to manage an inflammatory bowel condition like Crohn’s Disease?
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