Digestion issues of all types can be debilitating. Sometimes, people believe medications are the only way to treat them. We have successfully helped hundreds of patients from all over central and northern Vermont with their digestion using acupuncture. If you’re interested in eliminating or reducing your need for medications for a digestion issue, consider an appointment at Integrative Acupuncture in Montpelier and Williston, VT.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS) is a collection of symptoms effecting many women and men in the U.S. Many missed work days can be attributed to IBS. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine effectively work with acute symptoms of IBS and prevention of chronic symptoms.
Ulcers are painful conditions that may require medical intervention. Long term, chronic symptoms of digestive discomfort may be felt for decades. Acupuncture can reduce the painful symptoms of ulcers and Chinese nutrition therapy can help to create a custom dietary plan for each individual.
Colitis is a chronic condition that can effect people of all ages. A combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutrition may help reduce the symptoms of this condition.
Acid reflux is an uncomfortable symptom that may occur with or without food. It may worsen during pregnancy. People looking for alternatives from drug treatments for GERD may look towards acupuncture for often immediate relief.
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