Acupuncture benefits the intestines. Numerous studies have shown acupuncture treatments suppress inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) conditions by regulating peristalsis because of acupuncture’s effective actions on the sympathetic nervous system.
What are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), you ask? It is the term that is given to issues involving inflammation of the digestive tract. The term IBD can encompass various conditions such as ulcerative colitis, Chron’s disease, colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, nervous colon, spastic bowel and other chronic intestinal diseases characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea.
In related research, acupuncture has been found effective for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Neither ulcerative colitis nor Crohn’s disease should be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a disorder that affects the motility (muscle contractions) of the colon. Sometimes called “spastic colon” or “nervous colitis,” IBS is not characterized by intestinal inflammation.
Are you suffering from from issues with your digestive tract? Consider giving acupuncture a chance to help.