Tuesday 18 July 2017

Acupuncture for digestive disorder

The patient

Female office worker in her 30s suffering from fatigue, loss of appetite, stomach cramps, chronic diarrhoea, night sweats and poor sleep. She appeared very thin with erythema all over her body. The bowel was explosive and stopped her from going out of the house.

The treatment

After 8 weekly acupuncture sessions, she no longer suffered from any digestive issues such as bloating or pain. Bowel movement also returned to normal. Night sweats and stomach cramp also stopped. In addition, acupuncture supported her through an 8 week programme of steroid treatment treating its associated side effects.

Testimonial from patient: 

"After weeks of tremendous fatigue, loss of appetite and weight loss, stomach cramps, poor sleep and other debilitating symptoms, due to a digestive disorder (indeterminate inflammatory bowel disease) I sought Ivy’s help. 

“After the first treatment, I found symptoms such as my energy levels and capacity to sleep, improved immediately.  After five treatments and with Ivy’s good dietary guidance, I am eating well, sleeping better and able to get on with virtually all aspects of ‘normal’ life.  I also feel calmer and more vital.

“It’s been remarkable how much the treatment has helped to restore me to a former version of myself.  Ivy is great; not just compassionate but someone who truly listens"
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