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Posted on 08-30-2017
Are you suffering from bloating, constipation, diarrhea or a gastrointestinal disorder like irritable bowel syndrome? Dr. Lok, an experienced acupuncturist in Las Vegas, understands your frustrations. Gastrointestinal disorders can be difficult to manage and conventional medicine may provide only limited relief. Traditional Chinese Medicine may be able to help.
Acupuncture is used in the management of a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders, including bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Our Las Vegas acupuncturist will administer a detailed physical examination to determine the underlying imbalances impacting your gastrointestinal symptoms and tailor treatment accordingly.
Acupuncture can successfully address the following conditions:
1. Abdominal bloating. The slow movement of food through the digestive tract can produce excessive waste gas and cause abdominal bloating. Acupuncture can help bring balance to an upset digestive tract by stimulating or inhibiting intestinal contractions and digestive cell secretion. Acupuncture also helps to address postural dynamics that impose distortionary forces on the digestive organs.
2. Diarrhea. If you suffer from chronic diarrhea, your colon may fail to reabsorb sufficiently the fluid in your digestive tract. Acupuncture can influence contraction of the smooth muscle lining the digestive tract known as peristaltic action. Slowing down peristaltic action can help the colon reabsorb fluid, diminishing diarrhea symptoms and the damaging effects of dehydration.
3. Inflammatory bowel disease. Known as IBD, inflammatory bowel disease involves the chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract. Common symptoms include severe diarrhea, pain and weight loss as the body is unable to effectively absorb nutrients. The two most common types of IBD are Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. Acupuncture may help to reduce inflammation in patients with IBD, reversing tissue damage and enhancing a patient's quality of life.
If you are frustrated with conventional medical treatments for gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating, diarrhea and constipation, acupuncture may be able to help.
Contact Peter Lok Acupuncture to schedule your initial consultation with our acupuncturist in Las Vegas today.
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