Can Chinese Medicine Treat Digestive Issues?
Digestive disorders commonly respond well to treatment. These include diarrhea, constipation [see research], IBS [see research], loss of appetite or excessive appetite, nausea, heartburn, reflux [see research], burping, indigestion and hypoglycemia, for a short list of examples.
Herbal medicine and acupuncture are both viable treatment options for digestive conditions as seen in the research above and can be used in combination or as standalone treatments. Herbal decoctions consist of a tailored prescription using a combination of raw herbs which are boiled into a tea, these are consumed twice a day.
Acupuncture can be used in combination with herbal medicine or if one’s digestive system is so weak that herbal treatments are not tolerated, a course of gentle acupuncture treatments may be used to gradually strengthen the ability to handle foods and herbs.