On consultation with a Gastroenterologist, one or two tests are typically performed: Upper Endoscopy or Colonoscopy. Frequent diagnoses are GERD (Gastro esophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernia, Gastritis, Erosive Esophagitis, IBS-C, IBS-D, Crohn's, Colitis, Proctitis, Gastric Ulcer, H. Pylori.
Typical treatments for the above include PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors), H2 Antihistamine Acid Reducers, Carafate, Antibiotics in the case of H. Pylori, and Immunosuppressants or Antiinflammatory Drugs.
Unfortunately, many of the above medical treatments are only a band-aid and offer temporary, not lasting relief of chronic Gastrointestinal disease. Put bluntly, you'll be taking medicines the rest of your life that may alleviate your symptoms, but will not cure the disease. Often times individuals, despite taking the strongest PPIs on the market, still struggle with debilitating symptoms.
If you've been searching for answers to your chronic Gastrointestinal illness, Old Bridge Acupuncture & Wellness has answers for you.
Acupuncture is known to regulate and improve intestinal peristalsis, alleviate pain and improve digestive function. Often times we combine acupuncture with a unique individualized herbal medicine prescription to improve digestion and alleviate your symptoms for the long term. In other words, balance your body's digestion and restore it to normal function so that you do not need to rely on symptomatic treatment.
Our office has had successful treatment outcomes in many difficult and challenging cases including: GERD, Silent Reflux, Crohn's and Colitis, LPR (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux), Erosive Esophagitis, Gastritis and Ulcers.
Many patients come to us after failing treatment in allopathic medicine or Physician treatment. Do not lose hope for your case. Give us a call and let us know how we can help you find your Bridge to Wellness.