About Lynn

lynn jaffeeLynn Jaffee is a licensed acupuncturist and the author of the book, Simple Steps: The Chinese Way to Better Health, a clear and concise explanation of Chinese medicine for the lay person. She is co-author of the book, The BodyWise Woman, a personal health manual for physically active women and girls. Read more about Lynn...

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Tiny Needles Yield Big Results

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been used for centuries to treat digestive and gastrointestinal problems.  While we see the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating diarrhea in the clinic on a daily basis, more and more research is documenting the effectiveness of acupuncture from the scientific world. Many patients have found that Acupuncture clinic for digestive conditionstheir diarrhea is effectively treated with a series of acupuncture treatments.  However, a new study has also emerged demonstrating that effectiveness through the use of MRI imaging.

In this study, researchers investigated patients who were suffering from functional diarrhea (FD) using MRI’s to document their results.  Functional diarrhea is a condition of chronic diarrhea in patients who do not have structural or biochemical abnormalities, and may include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS,) colitis, and stress-related diarrhea. The results from MRI’s of these patients revealed that acupuncture positively affected parts of the brain, resulting in decreased frequency and better formation of stools.

For more on the study, go here.

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