Acupuncture For Gastritis/ Acute Epigastric Pain/ Peptic Ulcer/Stomach Cramps
Acupuncture is very effective to treat gastritis, acute epigastric pain, peptic ulcer or stomach cramps, which has been confirmed by World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, Dr. Shan Kong’s specialty is treating digestive diseases, she has treated these problems with high success rate.
Gastritis or peptic ulcer usually has acute or chronic epigastric pain or stomach cramps. It many causes including excess alcohol intake, stress, adverse reactions to medications, bile reflux, anemia, Helicobacter pylori infections, and other bacterial or viral infections. This is consistent with the view of acupuncture. In addition acupuncture uses theory of organs and meridians to determine their relationship to gastritis, and diagnosis for gastritis in several patterns such as disharmony of the liver, spleen, and stomach; Energy of spleen and stomach deficiency; Yin deficiency (Yin deficiency mainly refers to the fine blood or essence body fluid loss of pathological phenomena, lack of body fluids, the stomach will lose the appropriate moisten nourish and produce heat); and damp heat toxins etc.
How does acupuncture work for Gastritis
Acupuncture improves blood flow to the involved area to reduce or rid inflammation and pain. Acupuncture also nourishes and tonify Yin (essence fluid and blood), strengthens Energy of spleen and stomach, dredges the blockage of meridians, expels and clears excess damp heat toxins to restore stomach health.
Acupuncture can also help gastritis related liver-energy stagnation and spleen asthenia by invigorating the spleen and dispersing the depressed liver-energy and eliminating stagnation.
Course of treatment
There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.