Gastrointestinal disorders

A healthy digestive function is paramount for the wellbeing of the whole body, proper digestion and a regular bowel movement make all the ifference in our everyday lives.

GI tract disorders include a wide spectrum of psychosomatic symptoms that affect a large number of people in many different ways. They vary from nausea that can be idiopathic or related to other conditions (e.g. pregnancy or migraines) to bowel movement disorders such as constipation, diarrhoea or lack of intestinal motility, that can be affected by food sensitivities, stress or other factors. Symptoms are highly individualised and can be very irregular. Acupuncture is a beneficial intervention that helps with chronic and acute gastrointestinal problems, whether primary or secondary.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition affecting approximately 11% of the population and has no known pathophysiological mechanism, so the focus of the treatment is symptom management through life style changes and pharmacological treatments that are often inadequate. The symptoms can be annoying and inexplicable. Acupuncture has been shown through clinical trials to offer significant relief to IBS patients by consistently reducing symptoms such as abdominal pain, abdominal distention, irregular bowel movement and generally reducing interference of IBS to daily life.