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Diarrhea

Acupuncture for Diarrhea - Fairfield, CT

Acupuncture for Diarrhea - Fairfield, CT

Diarrhea is a condition where you pass loose or liquid bowel movements at least three times in one day. Although, in most cases, it isn’t a serious health issue, it does lead to a loss of fluids, which can have dire consequences, such as dehydration. Diarrhea is extremely common in developed countries but is a leading cause of death in third world countries due to poor sanitary conditions.

Many different strains of viruses and bacteria are responsible for diarrhea along with some types of parasites. Diarrhea is also present in situations in tandem with some more serious medical issues, such as Malabsorption (the inability to absorb food in the colon) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A number of different treatment options are recommended, and are administered depending on the case and circumstances.

Acupuncture is also part of the major holistic systems of healing and can give great improvement to the digestive system. We help strengthen the immune system, as well. A complete history and exam will precede a treatment, as a single symptom should not be treated out of its larger context. Acupuncture looks to all the energy systems before choosing point sites.