|Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Bringing Wisdom of Ancient China to US for Pain Management|
| Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain, also called stomach ache, is pain and discomfort that occurs in your abdomen. Your abdomen is the section of your torso between your chest and your pelvis. Everyone experiences abdominal pain from time to time. Abdominal pain can be mild or severe. Abdominal pain can be short-lived (acute) or occur over weeks and months (chronic).
Whether it is a mild stomach ache, sharp pain or stomach cramps, abdominal pain has the following common causes. These may include:
• Stomach "flu"
• Menstrual cramps
• Food poisoning
• Food allergies
• Lactose intolerance
• Pelvic inflammatory disease
• Kidney stones
• Crohn's disease
• Urinary tract infection (UTI)
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Treating abdominal pain depends on its cause. This can range from medications for inflammation, GERD or ulcers, to antibiotics for infections, to changes in personal behavior for abdominal pain caused by certain foods or beverages. In some cases such as appendicitis and hernia, surgery is necessary.
Traditional Chinese medicine can treat various gastrointestinal disorders and pains. Not only do they control the symptoms, they often change the underlying constitution of the body to achieve long-term results. Each patient will be treated as an individual. Optimal results will be obtained with both Chinese herbs and acupuncture when specific treatments are customized for each patient. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact us.