Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
Email: xy9803@yahoo.com or info@acupuncturistwang.com
http://www.AcupuncturistWang.com
Bringing Wisdom of Ancient China to US for Pain Management
   Colitis

Colitis is an inflammation of the large intestine (colon). The colon is the part of the digestive system where waste material is stored. The rectum is the end of the colon adjacent to the anus. Symptoms of colitis may include:

Abdominal bloating
Abdominal pain that is constant or comes and goes
Bloody stools
Chills
Constant urge to have a bowel movement
Dehydration
Diarrhea
Fever
Increased intestinal gas

Ulcerative colitis is closely related to another condition of inflammation of the intestines called
Crohn's disease. Together, they are frequently referred to as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's diseases are chronic conditions that can last years to decades. They affect approximately 500,000 to 2 million people in the United States. The goal of therapy is to induce and maintain remission, and to improve the quality of life for people with ulcerative colitis. Treatment for ulcerative colitis depends on the seriousness of the disease. The following medications are available.

Aminosalicylates
Corticosteroids
Immunomodulators

Other drugs may be given to relax the patient or to relieve pain, diarrhea, or infection. In severe cases, a patient may need surgery to remove the diseased colon.
In traditional Chinese medicine the disease is usually called "dysentery," "damp-heat dysentery" or "bloody stool", and is thought to be caused by internal stasis of dampness and heart. The pathologic changes in which damp and heat pathogens stay deeply in the body. To pinpoint the specific imbalance causing the disease, the acupuncturist feels the pulse, looks at the tongue, and asks your questions. Each patient will be treated as an individual. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can correct the specific imbalance and treat the root cause of the illness (not just simply symptom relief). Acupuncture and Chinese herbs provide a safe, effective and natural whole body approach. If you would like to pursue this form of treatment or information, please contact us.
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