Stomach & Digestion

Stomach & Digestion

Relieve the Pain and Discomfort of Your Stomach or Digestion Problem with Our Chinese Treatments & Herbal Remedies

Abdominal pain

Pain is generally due to congestion or blockage of Qi (pronounced “chee”) and Blood. Acupuncture relieves pain by increasing the circulation of Qi and Blood, thus relieving congestion and blockage.

Acupuncture can help relieve the pain due to intestinal cramps, uterine cramps, gas and bloating, constipation or diarrhea, and post-surgical discomfort.

Bladder & Kidney problems

Cystitis, urethritis, nephritis, incontinence, and spasm of the bladder and urinary tract can be helped with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Together they improve and normalize the function of the urinary tract along with that of the kidneys and bladder by improving circulation, relaxing or toning muscles and nerves, and helping the body to eliminate toxins in the blood and urine.

In cases of infection, acupuncture and Chinese herbs will complement and enhance the action of antibiotics and other conventional therapies and hasten resolution and recovery.

To discuss your own personal condition call us on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.

Gallbladder disease

Dysfunctions of the gallbladder can cause digestive disturbances due to an insufficiency of bile in the small intestine, spasms of the gallbladder and small intestine, and gallstones that can completely block the secretion of bile.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can often restore normal function to the gallbladder if there are not already too many gallstones or ones that are large enough to cause obstruction of the bile duct.

If surgical removal of the gallbladder becomes necessary, acupuncture and Chinese herbs will speed recovery and help to restore normal functioning of the digestive system.

Inflammatory bowel disease (colitis, Crohn’s Disease, IBS)

Inflammation of the mucus membrane of the small and large intestine produces many symptoms, including constipation, diarrhea (see Constipation/diarrhea above), gas, bloating, loss of appetite, weight loss, weakness, fatigue, pain, and diminished immunity, etc.

Chinese medicine views these disorders as stemming from a dysfunction of the Spleen and Stomach (deficiency and stagnation of Qi), which govern all digestive functions, including those of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine.

In Chinese medicine terms, inflammation translates as Heat. Heat literally “burns” the lining of the stomach and intestines, drying up the Moisture (mucus) and depleting the Blood (poor circulation creates ulcers and scar tissue) and damages the little organs called “villi” that manufacture all of the enzymes necessary for good digestion.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine can eliminate the Heat, replenish Moisture and Blood, and strengthen (normalize) the functions of the Spleen and Stomach.

If your stomach or digestion problem is ruining your life, call us now on 0208 780 0955 for help. Or, if you prefer, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.