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Digestive Disorders


Ulcerative Colitis

Treatment of ulcerative colitis with acupuncture is empirical to date. A course of three to six acupuncture treatments has been reported to give maximum improvement (Campbell 1992). Another study reported a 65% rate (Requena 1981). Khoe found success in 12 patients who had failed with conventional treatment using a combination of acupuncture and dietary advice.

At East West Acupuncture, we have had success treating ulcerative colitis with acupuncture. Click here to read a testimonial from one of our patients.

Campbell A 1992. Acupuncture treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Acupuncture in Medicine 10:70-71

Requena Y 1981 Ulcerative colitis treated by traditional Chinese acupuncture. American Journal of Acupuncture 9:341-346

Khoe W, 1975. Chronic ulcerative and spastic colitis treated with acupuncture and nutrition. American Journal of Acupuncture 3:211-214.