Various conditions, which are characterized by inflammatory processes of the digestive system, especially of small intestine and large intestine, are collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease.
Diabetes is defined as a disease characterized by an increased level of glucose in blood. It stems from the fact that body is not able to transport glucose to the inside of cells. Thus, the level of glucose in blood is too high, while cells are starving to death.
Patients suffering from stomach and duodenum ulcers often times look for help outside of mainstreem medicine. Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture as an auxiliary method in treatment of this illness is doubtless
However, nausea and vomiting sometimes may be very strong, which not only may disturb everyday life but also may be harmful for developing fetus, because of electrolyte disorders, dehydration, and diaphragm spasm.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic disease of unknown causes, which manifests itself in abdominal pain and alteration of bowel habits. The above symptoms do not result from any organic or biochemical changes. It is estimated that these dysfunctions of the gastrointestinal tract concern about every tenth person.
Therapies offered by modern medicine may be troublesome for patients and do not always guarantee success in the form of permanent weight reduction. For this reason, patients often try complementary therapies, and their interest in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture has been growing rapidly
Biliary colic was placed among the group of diseases in which acupuncture efficacy was proven in a WHO report from 2003
Dryness inside mouth results from different diseases and situations. Its specific kind is related to the damage of salivary glands as an adverse event connected to the radiotherapy in the area of neck and head.
Ten randomised clinical trials were included with 852 patients. The Authors concluded that acupuncture is an effective method of treatment of gouty arthritis.
An interesting study in an animal model confirmed the effect of decrease in the incidence of relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter by electro-acupuncture.