Acupuncture for IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Spastic Colon

Acupuncture for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)/Spastic Colon

In gastroenterology, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also called spastic colon, is a functional bowel disorder characterized by mild to severe abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, cramping, constipation, and diarrhea.

How does acupuncture work for IBS?

Acupuncture calms/balances autonomic nervous system which is responsible for bowel motility; Improves digestion of foods and lessens fermentation and gas formation; Improves immune system function and decreases reactivity to food.

Course of treatment

There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.

For more information please contact Dr. Shan Kong at Acupuncture and Chinese Medical Center Ann Arbor, Michigan at (734) 276-3432.