A recent study in the Journal of Acupuncture demonstrates, yet again, the utility of Chinese medicine in treating Crohn's disease. The article, cited here, describes the study which looked at the treatment of several acupoints in managing the disease, which is characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. This inflammation often leads to diarrhea, abdominal bloating and pain, vomiting, weight loss, eye disorders, arthritis, dermatological disorders, and fatigue.
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There are many other studies, from around the world which demonstrate the utility of Chinese medicine in treating this digestive problem. Among them is a German study published in Digestion [abstract readable here], which concluded that, "...traditional acupuncture offers an additional therapeutic benefit in patients with mild to moderately active CD."
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy have a long history of treating this disorder, often very successfully. At the Northside Holistic Center we frequently treat Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, and other chronic digestive issues.