Clinical Trials Show How Acupuncture Supports Digestive Disorders

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) have specifically reviewed, analysed and reported upon the valuable and comparable support and relief acupuncture provides for common gastroenterological symptoms across many disorders.

For example, epigastric pain – a common symptom experienced in stomach disorders such as peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis and gastric spasm. Acupuncture provides satisfactory relief, in fact ‘better ’relief than injections using morphine and atropine.

For gastric spasm, acupuncture is comparable to the drug Domperidone. Nausea and vomiting which may present in generalised conditions such as morning sickness, postoperative vomiting and nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, is relieved by receiving acupuncture specifically at point PC6 by having an ‘antiemetic’ effect.

Consistent results across several clinical trials involving over 2000 patients support this completely. Irritable Colon syndrome / Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic ulcerative colitis shows’ that acupuncture is an alternative therapeutic measure for people to undertake. – Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.

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