Acupuncture for Gastritis in Monmouth County

Gastritis is inflammation of the abdomen walls. I would make reference that stress can play a role in gastritis. This can cause an influx of stomach acid, which can then cause heartburn, burning or pain in the stomach, nausea and indigestion. In the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, gastritis is closely related with the dysfunction or imbalance of the Stomach, Liver, Spleen, or a combination of these systems. Acupuncture treatment will vary depending on the individual and diagnosis. Acupuncture can help by reducing stress and balancing out digestive function to alleviate pain.

There are two types of gastritis Acute and chronic. Acute gastritis occurs suddenly and chronic usually develops over time. The major causes of gastritis are excessive consumption of alcohol or the long term uses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Other gastritis triggers may include:

  • Pernicious anemia, a type of anemia resulting from the lack of a naturally occurring substance required for absorbing and digesting the vitamin B12
  • Bile reflux, which there is a backflow of bile into the stomach from the tract that connects the gallbladder and liver
  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) which is a bacterium that is found in the lining of the stomach

Chinese Medicine for Gastritis

Acupuncturists view the body from the Chinese medical perspective, which is different from the Western medical tradition in that it does not focus on the underlying cause of symptoms. Instead, acupuncturists and other Chinese medical practitioners are concerned with the overall harmony of the body’s systems. Acupuncture works by bringing the body back to a natural, healthy state of balance in order to reestablish health.

The body possesses a life force known as ‘Qi’ that runs throughout the body on interconnected channels called meridians. This life force is made up of two opposing forces, Yin and Yang, which must remain in balance in order to maintain health.

With acupuncture, each patient’s specific condition is evaluated on an individual basis to determine the best course of action. For example, traditional Chinese medicine may diagnose a case of gastritis as a deficiency in the stomach’s Yin; in this case, acupuncture points would be selected in order to rebalance the Yin and Yang of the stomach. The process involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the patient’s body in order to stimulate the flow of Qi.

From a Western perspective, acupuncture is a healthy, holistic treatment that can be used in conjunction with conventional medical therapy to help alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of gastritis.

Acupuncture for Gastritis at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

Our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation facility hires New Jersey Certified Licensed Acupuncturists. If you are interested in Acupuncture treatments for Gastritis contact our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation facility. Please contact our Monmouth County rehabilitation facility to learn more about how acupuncture can help your gastritis and other health concerns.