Have you ever wondered about treating the pain, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea of irritable bowel syndrome with acupuncture? Some people with this diagnosis have found that there is a close relationship between their emotional state and their digestive system. Some have also found that they are sensitive to certain foods or spices. Travel or a disruption of the normal schedule can also be a contributing factor.
Acupuncture therapy and traditional Oriental medicines prepared from different herbs and roots have proved to be useful in helping many complex physical disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, as well as many other digestive complaints and symptoms.
Treating irritable bowel syndrome with acupuncture should be seen as a long term process, especially if the condition has been present for many decades. The treatment has to be individualized to your particular imbalance, and this takes time and experience. Changes in diet may be helpful, as can the skillful application of herbal medicine. Please visit our site to obtain information on treatment with traditional Oriental medicine.
Time will prove that techniques of traditional Oriental medicine such as acupuncture help to reduce the suffering of many common disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome. The secret of improving health at a reasonable cost lies in the use of traditional medicine for preventitive medicine and for balancing physical and emotional problems.
Dr. L.B. Grotte, M.D., was the first physician in Ohio to be board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He has studied Oriental medicine since 1972 and has practiced Oriental medicine in Cleveland for more than 27 years. Our small practice specializes in creating individualized treatment plans combining Western and Oriental methods. Call us at 440-461-7488 to make an appointment or visit our website for more information.