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Digestive Disorders

 

The Dr. G Clinic has helped people of all ages to improve their cardiovascular using Acupuncture and holistic medicine since 2006. We are experts in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and improving the quality of life for our patients is our mission.

Our clinic is located in Aventura, Florida and patients travel from all over Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach to see us. We can also travel to your location with our Onsite Sessions if you live in Aventura, Bal Harbor Village, Bay Harbor Islands, Cooper City, Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Golden Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Margate, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Shores Village, Miramar, North Bay Village, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, Tamarac, and Weston.

Acupuncture has been used for various gastrointestinal conditions. A plethora of data in the medical literature support the effect of acupuncture on the physiology of the GI tract, including acid secretion, motility, neuro-hormonal changes, and changes in sensory thresholds. A large body of clinical evidence supports the effectiveness of acupuncture for suppressing nausea associated with chemotherapy, post-operative state, and pregnancy. Prospective randomized controlled trials have also shown the efficacy of acupuncture for analgesia for endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. Acupuncture has also been used for a variety of other conditions including post-operative ileus, peptic ulcer disease, functional bowel diseases (including irritable bowel syndrome and non-ulcer dyspepsia), diarrhea, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, expulsion of gallstones and biliary ascariasis, and pain associated with pancreatitis. Although there are few prospective randomized clinical studies, the well-documented physiological basis of acupuncture effects on the GI tract, and the extensive history of successful clinical use of acupuncture, makes this an excellent modality for safe and effective treatment and management of digestive disorders.


Diarrhea, Constipation, & Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Studies have demonstrated that abdominal 
acupuncture is more effective for IBS diarrhea than Western medication and can relieve abdominal pain, abdominal distension, diarrhea, poor stool output, stool abnormality, with long-term effect. With as little as 4 weeks for treatment, acupuncture has shown clinically meaningful improvements for patients suffering from constipation.


Reflux, Indigestion, and Stomach Ulcers

Gastroesophageal reflux
 disorder (GERD), a common disorder in the Western world, can lead to complications that include esophageal stricture and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Multiple challenges are associated with GERD treatment. First, lack of symptoms does not correlate with the absence of or the healing of esophageal lesions. Second, proton pump inhibitors, the current standard of care for GERD, are ineffective for the majority of GERD patients who have non-erosive disease. Acupuncture, nutrition, and herbal medicine is a safe and effective means of managing these digestive disorders.

Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is stomach pain. Peptic ulcers include: Gastric ulcers that occur on the inside of the stomach and Duodenal ulcers that occur on the inside of the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum). The most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and long-term use of aspirin and certain other painkillers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve, Anaprox, others). Stress and spicy foods do not cause peptic ulcers. However, they can make symptoms worse. Symptoms include: Burning stomach pain, feeling of fullness, bloating or belching, fatty food intolerance, heartburn, and nausea.

The most common peptic ulcer symptom is burning stomach pain. Stomach acid makes the pain worse, as does having an empty stomach. The pain can often be relieved by eating certain foods that buffer stomach acid or by taking an acid-reducing medication, but then it may come back. The pain may be worse between meals and at night.


Nausea & Vomiting

Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying ("throwing up") of stomach contents through the mouth.

Nausea and vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions such as:

 Motion sickness or seasickness
 Early stages of pregnancy (nausea occurs in approximately 50%-90% of all pregnancies; vomiting in 25%-55%) Medication-induced vomiting
 Intense pain
 Emotional stress (such as fear)
 Gallbladder disease
 Food poisoning
 Infections (such as the "stomach flu")
 Overeating
 A reaction to certain smells or odors
 Heart attack
 Concussion or brain injury
 Brain tumor
 Ulcers
 Some forms of cancer
Bulimia or other psychological illnesses
 Gastroparesis or slow stomach emptying (a condition that can be seen in people with diabetes)
Ingestion of toxins or excessive amounts of alcohol


Gallstones

Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen, just beneath the liver. The gallbladder holds a digestive fluid called bile that's released into the small intestine.

Gallstones range in size from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Some people develop just one gallstone, while others develop many gallstones at the same time.

People who experience symptoms from their gallstones usually require gallbladder removal surgery. Gallstones that don't cause any signs and symptoms typically don't need treatment. Gallstones may cause no signs or symptoms. If a gallstone lodges in a duct and causes a blockage, the resulting signs and symptoms may include:

 Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the upper right portion of the abdomen
 Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the center of the abdomen, just below your breastbone
 Back pain between the shoulder blades
 Pain in the right shoulder
 Nausea or vomiting


For more information:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29354989
Constipation
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29903020
Reflux/Belching
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29354987
Peptic Ulcer
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17370486
GERD
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28689187
 

 
   


At Dr. G Clinic, we treat the following conditions the natural way with Acupuncture and
Holistic Healthcare:


Muscle, Bone
and Nerve Pain

Pains of the Neck, Back,
Legs or Feet, Chronic Pain,
Sports Injuries, Strains, Stiff Shoulders and Neck, Painful Joints, TMJ, Arthritis, Dental Pain, Headache and Migraines

Men's Health
Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate, Infertility, Weight Loss

Women's Health

Fertility, Weight Loss, Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lactation,
Postpartum, Ovarian and Uterine

Digestive Disorders
Indigestion, Stomach Ulcers,
Gall Stones, Diarrhea,  Constipation, Nausea and Vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Respiratory System
Allergies, Asthma,
Bronchitis, Sinusitis

Cardiovascular Health
Angina, Hypertension, Obesity

Pediatrics
Asthma, Cough, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems

Preventative Health
Prevention, Stress Management,
Wellness, Seasonal Attunement

Addictions
Smoking, Alcohol,
Narcotics, Eating Disorders

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