|Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
Phone: (804) 301-1784
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|Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.|
The gallbladder is an internal organ just under your liver. It stores the digestive fluids that are made by the liver. Sometimes these fluids become solid and form gallstones. Signs and symptoms for gallstones may include:
• Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the upper right portion of your abdomen
• Sudden and rapidly intensifying pain in the center of your abdomen, just below your breastbone
• Back pain between your shoulder blades
• Pain in your right shoulder
Treatment options for gallstones may include:
• Surgery to remove the gallbladder
• Medications to dissolve gallstones.
Oral Medications may help dissolve gallstones. But it may take months or years of treatment to dissolve your gallstones in this way. A treatment to inject gallstone medications directly into the gallbladder may dissolve gallstones more quickly.
Although the improvements in surgical techniques and the generally positive outcomes, 10% of patients coming out of surgery with stones remaining in the bile ducts according to the U.S. National Institute of Health. Many people with gallstones would prefer to avoid surgery and retain their gallbladder.
According to Chinese medicine, when gallstones are present, the weak gallbladder makes energy flow along the meridians sluggish and result in tense and tight feeling. If blood circulation becomes so poor that the blood flow becomes stagnant, pain is the result. The presence of gallstones is often a contributing factor to weak spleen because the nerves on the spleen and gallbladder are connected to each other. Weak spleen may lead to hypoglycemia. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved complex methods of diagnosis and treatment tailored to the individual's subtle patterns of disharmony over the centuries. This allows it not only to treat fully manifest diseases, but also to assist in maintaining health and balance to prevent illnesses from occurring. Chinese herbs and acupuncture are used in China for the disintegration and removal of gall and kidney stone.
Phone: (804) 301-1784