Acupuncture for Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrows (SIBO)

Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrows (SIBO)

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition in which very large numbers of bacteria grow in the small intestine. The most common symptoms are: abdominal fullness, pain and cramps; bloating; diarrhea (usually watery) or gassiness. Conditions that can lead to overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine include: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Diverticulosis; Crohn disease; complications of diseases or surgery that create pouches or blockages in the small intestine etc.

How does acupuncture work for SIBO?

Dr. Shan Kong treats SIBO with very high success rate by increasing immune system to bring more immune cells and white blood cells to the involved area to control and get rid of overgrows bacteria; promoting digestion and absorption function of gastrointestinal system; increasing blood flow to bring more nutrients to nourish and repair the lining of small intestine damaged by bacterial. Such accelerate patients restore health.

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.