Acupuncture & Herbs for Digestion


Acupuncture and herbal medicine treat a variety of digestion disorders including ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, and irritable bowel syndrome.  Herbal medicine and acupuncture can effectively treat abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and rectal bleeding.  The acupuncture often alleviates abdominal pain while the herbal medicine reducse the toxicity and dysfunction of the digestion disturbances.  This allows patients to heal, regain normal energy levels, and enjoy improved digestion.  In many cases, the herbal medicine can eliminate blood and pus from the stool and heal chronically inflamed pockets of the colon.

Common ailments in the clinic:

Crohn's disease is a nonspecific chronic transmural inflammatory disease usually of the distal ileum and colon. However, it can occur in other areas of the GI tract. It is more prevalent in those of Eastern European descent and is exacerbated by low fiber diets and industrial chemicals. Ulcerative colitis typically presents with bloody diarrhea attacks with asymptomatic intervals. At its worst, it can involve profound toxemia.  In both cases, acupuncture and herbal medicine are effective in controlling these disorders.


See the Podcast links for a discussion of digestion.











Capitola Acupuncture

Call (831) 476-2022

Capitola Health Center
4895 Capitola Road
Capitola, CA

My clinic in Capitola celebrates its 18th anniversary at this location.  Capitola Acupuncture is located in Santa Cruz County by the jewel box just a few blocks from the ocean and near the Shadowbrook restaurant on the corner of 49th St. and Capitola Road in beautiful Capitola-by-the-Sea.  Experience relief from pain and the health benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine at my Capitola location.

The Capitola acupuncutre clinic features full service insurance billing.  To learn more about your coverage, call our office or click the following: Santa Cruz Acupuncture of Capitola Insurance Coverage.