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What is acupuncture?

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Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment that’s been around for centuries. An acupuncturist or therapist will insert very thin needles into the surface of your skin at particular points. It’s supposed to stimulate and regulate your flow of energy -- you may hear it called “qi” -- to ease pain and anxiety.

Acupuncture may ease your stress and help you relax. If you’re tense, your irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) symptoms may flare up. Acupuncture may also calm stomach pain and muscle spasms in your gut.

From: Alternative Treatments for IBS WebMD Medical Reference

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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: “Natural Elimination of IBS Symptoms.”

British Acupuncture Council: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Mayo Clinic.org: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

Wilkins T, et al. . September 1, 2012. American Family Physician

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Iberogast: Product Review.”

Liu, CY. , 2004. Neurogastrogenterology and Motility

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: “Natural Elimination of IBS Symptoms.”

British Acupuncture Council: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Mayo Clinic.org: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

Wilkins T, et al. . September 1, 2012. American Family Physician

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Iberogast: Product Review.”

Liu, CY. , 2004. Neurogastrogenterology and Motility

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

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