Dr. Tao Ma is experienced in treating acute and chronic GI disorders such as:
Crohn’s Disease & Irritable Bowl Syndrome
Acupuncture treatment in gastrointestinal diseases: a systematic review. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007 Jul 7 ;13(25):3417-24.
- In all trials, patients' quality of life improved significantly with Acupuncture.
- For Crohn’s disease and irritable Bowl Syndrome, real acupuncture was significantly superior to sham (placebo) acupuncture, and provided significant improvement.
Dyspepsia & Poor Digestion
Electroacupuncture accelerates solid gastric emptying and improves dyspeptic symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia. Digestive Disorders Science. 2006 Dec; 51(12):2154-9.
- We conclude that Electrical Acupuncture at the ST36 and PC6 points accelerates solid gastric emptying in functional dyspepsia (FD) patients with delayed gastric emptying and relieves dyspeptic symptoms in FD patients with normal gastric emptying.
Nausea associated with chemotherapy, postoperative state, and pregnancy
Acupuncture for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders. J Altern Complement Med. 1999 Feb; 5(1):27-45 Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA School of Medicine, USA.
- A large body of clinical evidence supports the effectiveness of acupuncture for suppressing the nausea associated with chemotherapy, a postoperative state, and pregnancy.
- Acupuncture has also been used for a variety of other conditions including postoperative ileus, achalasia, peptic ulcer disease, functional bowel diseases (including irritable bowel syndrome and non-ulcer dyspepsia), diarrhea, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, expulsion of gallstones and biliary ascariasis, and pain associated with pancreatitis.