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Digestive Problems

Holistic Healing Professionals

Digestive health is one of the areas we focus on at Shanghai Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for those in the Maricopa areas.  While digestive problems such as acid reflux, bloating, diarrhea and gas or a feeling of fullness are certainly common, they aren’t normal.  Our digestive treatment focuses on your optimal health and wellness, balancing the systems in the body using therapies including acupuncture, Chinese medicine, nutrition and more.  We also strongly believe in acupuncture for pain associated with digestive issues, as our customized treatments have proven very effective for many of our clients.  We take a holistic approach to digestive health, often far more effective than traditional Western medicine.



Our Patients’ Experiences

Dr. Jang is the best acupuncturist I’ve ever seen! I’ve seen other acupuncturists over the 5 years that I have been seeking acupuncture to treat my debilitating IBS, and they were good. But Dr. Jang raises the bar. His assessment is especially thorough, his approach is comprehensive, and despite being a newer acupuncturist, his knowledge is extensive. I had immediate improvement with my very first treatment, and now 5 months after seeing him regularly and making a significant adjustment to my diet, which he convinced me to do, my digestive system was functioning normally, a feat I believed to be impossible. If you are looking for skillful, talented acupuncturist, you will find one in Dr. Jang.

Anna A

I have been visiting Dr. Jang for my reflux and GI issue for over 8 months now. He has many awesome qualities of being kind, patient and gentle that go a long way in healing illness and gaining good health. He is very encouraging and brings lots of positivity to the healing, which works wonder. My health issue started 6years back and he has improved my health to a level that no other specialist has even come close to. He helped me to get better a lot. Friendly staff and a very good doctor.

Dorothy G

I came to Dr. Lee with my digestive system problem, my nose was not breathing after surgery and neck pain. She assessed and explained everything so thoroughly, and continuously check in with you throughout the process. I have had significant result, my digestive working well and no pain in neck. Also. After each procedure I felt very relaxed!

Won Chang


Digestive Disorders

Acupuncture heals illness and disease in your GI tract by restoring the flow of qi, which is the energy that runs along specific channels or meridians, connecting organ systems throughout your body. GI problems develop when a meridian is blocked or disrupted, causing an imbalance in energy.

When acupuncture needles are placed at precise points along the blocked meridians, the needles open the blockage and restore your normal energy flow. As balance returns, your body can use its natural ability to heal your GI problem.

Acupuncture also relieves the pain associated with GI conditions. The needles stimulate muscle and sensory neurons, sending messages to your brain that result in the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins. The neurotransmitters help your brain regulate pain, and endorphins are your body’s natural pain relievers.

  • IBS, Gastritis, GERD

  • Constipation

  • Chronic Diarrhea, Dysentery

  • Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Stomach & Abdominal pain

  • Hemorrhoids, Bloody Stools

What should I expect during acupuncture treatment for GI problems?

Gastrointestinal conditions arise from many potential issues, including your diet, emotions, medications, exposure to toxins, and chronic inflammation. We carefully evaluate your symptoms together with your lifestyle and all the factors that potentially affect your gastrointestinal system.

Acupuncture protocols are always individualized for each patient. For example, the team may use acupuncture to regulate smooth muscles in your digestive tract, stimulate or inhibit gastric secretions, or trigger an immune response, depending on your needs. 

The team can enhance your acupuncture treatment with techniques such as moxibustion and electrical stimulation. You may also receive therapies to complement your acupuncture sessions and provide whole-person treatment. For example, you may benefit from herbal medicine or a nutritional plan with foods that are therapeutic for your GI condition. 

If you need help with uncomfortable GI problems, call Shanghai Chinese Medicine or schedule an appointment online.

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