Acupuncture for Digestive Issues

Digestive Health Begins with Acupuncture

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture for digestive problems is a safe and effective way to naturally treat many acute and chronic conditions of this important body system. In Chinese medicine your entire health revolves around your digestive system. Research today has now proven the complexity of the digestive tract and the vital roles it plays in engaging the immune system to outside intruders.

Acupuncture can help in treating digestive disturbances such as:

  • Bloating
  • Abdominal distention
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)
  • Nausea
  • GERD
  • Anxiety
  • Memory issues
  • Peptic Ulcers
  • Heartburn
  • Gastrointestinal tract bleeding
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Autoimmune conditions

How does acupuncture treatment help?

Using acupuncture for digestive problems works by nourishing related organs, reducing inflammation of the stomach and the digestive tract, thereby, improving digestive functions. Acupuncture also regulate endocrine and nervous system hyperactivity which often accompanies digestive disorders.

During a treatment, the practitioner will identify certain acupuncture points on the body, typically those that increase gastrointestinal muscle contraction and relaxation, reduce gastric acid secretion, reduce inflammation, speed up metabolism, regulate small and large intestine function, restores stomach acidity to normal levels, and puts the body in a relaxed parasympathetic state.

In conjunction Chinese herbal medicine and stress reduction techniques, acupuncture for digestive problems is extremely beneficial in the treatment of general gastrointestinal symptoms.

In addition to acupuncture for digestive problems, moxibustion — a technique of applying the herb mugwort to acupuncture points — may also be utilized as an anti-inflammatory agent and to tonify imbalances. Individuals often experience long-term symptomatic relief with acupuncture for digestive problems, as well as decreased stress and improved energy.Your practitioner might also integrate recommendations for diet and lifestyle modifications in order to correct dietary imbalances and regulate digestion.


After just one visit to Wellnest I felt better than 10 visits to other acupuncturists. Garryn is exceptionally attentive and knowledgeable. She listened to all of my concerns and issues, and explained everything as she was doing it. The office is relaxing and welcoming and I left feeling like a new person! I also greatly appreciate her ability to schedule on weekends. I’m always looking forward to my next visit!

Whitney P.