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Are you frustrated with existing medical treatments for your stomach pain or nausea? Are you searching for an effective relief option that doesn’t rely on drugs? Acupuncture treatments from our Las Vegas acupuncturist may be able to help. Researchers have found acupuncture to be an effective treatment option for the management of both abdominal pain and epigastric pain. For example, according to a 2000 study published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, researchers found that scalp acupuncture treatments produced “marked” or “effective” results in 82 of the 86 cases. Whether you are experiencing epigastric pain, stomach pains, pain from liver or gall bladder disorders, or nausea, our experienced acupuncturist Dr. Peter Lok will create a custom treatment program to relieve your pain without the need for medication.
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year old healing technique from Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses long, thin needles to stimulate specific points along the body to promote natural self-healing. In addition to relieving chronic back, neck, headache and migraine pain, acupuncture is also beneficial for relieving abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, including nausea related to morning sickness and chemotherapy treatments.
Acupuncture may also be beneficial for acid reflux or heartburn, a common digestive complaint affecting nearly one in two American adults. A 2007 study published in the journal “Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics” found that acupuncture is a viable treatment option for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), the chronic form of acid reflux. The study found that acupuncture stimulates gastrointestinal motility and inhibits acid secretion in the stomach. Research has also found that acupuncture may be more effective for managing acid reflux than medication than proton-pump inhibitor drugs, the conventional prescription medication used to treat this condition.
If you experience recurring nausea due to pregnancy, chemotherapy treatments or other health issues is affecting your quality of life, acupuncture may be able to help. More than three-dozen randomized controlled studies have been published showing that acupuncture point stimulation can treat or prevent nausea and vomiting. Stimulating specific pressure points, including a point located below the distal wrist crease on a patient’s arm, is beneficial for relieving symptoms of nausea, including in women who are pregnant or individuals receiving chemotherapy treatments.
Abdominal pain and discomfort can have a serious impact on your quality of life. Whether you struggle with nausea, acid reflux, or intense gastrointestinal distress, acupuncture treatments may be able to relieve this pain and reduce or eliminate your dependence on medication. Our acupuncturist Dr. Peter Lok is one of Las Vegas’s most experienced acupuncturists and has been practicing acupuncture for more than 35 years. Dr. Lok understands the challenges you are facing and is here to help. With fully customized treatment programs, compassionate and supportive care, and a commitment to evidence-based treatment protocols, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest quality acupuncture treatments.
For more information on the benefits of acupuncture for abdominal pain relief, including whether you may be a good candidate for treatment, schedule a consultation with Lok Acupuncture Clinic in Las Vegas today by calling our offices at 702-732-0178.