Acupuncture for Digestive Issues

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Acupuncture for Digestive Issues in Boston, MA

Are you struggling with digestive issues and searching for effective relief in Boston? At North End Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, we specialize in treating digestive disorders through personalized acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments tailored to address your specific symptoms and promote gastrointestinal health. Our holistic approach aims to alleviate discomfort, improve digestion, and restore balance to the digestive system.

Understanding Digestive Issues

Digestive issues can stem from a variety of factors, including diet, stress, infections, gut dysbiosis, medications, underlying health conditions, or deeper internal causes. Many patients present with previous diagnoses such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis (UC) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These diseases and others can manifest with symptoms like bloating, acid reflux (GERD), gas, diarrhea, constipation, rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain, significantly impacting daily life and overall well-being.

Our expert practitioners specialize in diagnosing and treating digestive disorders through holistic and integrative medicine approaches.

How Acupuncture Can Help

Acupuncture is a time-tested treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing and promote digestive health. For digestive issues, acupuncture and herbal medicine work by:

  • Regulating gastrointestinal motility: Acupuncture can help regulate the movement of food and waste through the digestive tract, alleviating symptoms like bloating, gas, and constipation.
  • Balancing gut microbiota: Acupuncture has been shown to influence the balance of gut bacteria, promoting a healthy microbiome essential for digestion and overall well-being.
  • Reducing inflammation: Acupuncture can help reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, which is often associated with conditions like gastritis, IBS, or Crohn’s disease.
  • Stress reduction: Acupuncture is effective in reducing stress levels, which can contribute to digestive issues such as acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or functional dyspepsia.
  • Treating the Root Cause: Oftentimes, digestive complaints are due to internal pathologies that are only manifesting as digestive upset. Chinese medicine will address these fundamental issues and restore balance to the entire system.
Acupuncture for Digestive Issues

Our Approach To Treating Digestive Issues

Acupuncture Treatment

Initial Consultation & Treatment – $135 ~ 90 min 

The first session will consist of an in-depth discussion of your primary health concerns and full health history, along with a deep examination of the function of each of your body’s systems to properly diagnose any impairments or deficiencies.

Your practitioner will administer acupuncture, as well discuss an individualized treatment plan to address your specific condition and personal goals- which may include herbal medicine, dietary changes and lifestyle modification.

To save time at your initial consultation, feel free to print, fill out, and bring your Health History Form.

Follow-up Visit – $95 ~ 60 min 

Your follow-up sessions will focus on treatment of your main complaint, as well as resolving any relevant underlying causes and secondary concerns.

 *The cost of an herbal consultation is included in the above rates, minus cost of herbs.

Herbal Treatment

Initial Visit – $125 ~ 45-60 min 

The first session will consist of an in-depth discussion of your primary health concerns and full health history, along with a deep examination of the function of each of your body’s systems to properly diagnose any impairments or deficiencies.

Your practitioner will prescribe appropriate herbal formulas and discuss an individualized treatment plan to address your specific condition and personal goals- which may include dietary changes and lifestyle modification.

To save time at your initial consultation, feel free to print, fill out, and bring your Health History Form.

Follow-up Visit – $65 ~ 30 min 

During your follow-up sessions your practitioner will ask a series of questions, and perform diagnostic tests to assess how your body is responding to the herbal medicine and to see if any adjustments are necessary. 

Cupping

Initial Visit – $65 ~ 30 min 

Cupping is often used as a quick and effective way to release musculoskeletal pain and tension, especially neck pain and back pain- though it is used for many other disorders in Chinese medicine.

Your practitioner will administer a cupping treatment, as well discuss an individualized treatment plan to address your specific condition and personal goals- which may include acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary changes and lifestyle modification.

Why Choose North End Acupuncture?

At North End Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, we are dedicated to providing personalized and effective holistic healthcare options tailored to your individual needs. Our unique approach to integrative medicine ensures that we have a treatment option right for every patient. Whether you’re seeking pain relief, stress management, or overall wellness, we’re here to support you on your journey to better health through acupuncture.

Choose yourself

Don’t let digestive issues hold you back. Contact us today to learn more about our acupuncture services or to book your appointment. Experience the benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine for digestive health in Boston, MA, and take the first step towards improving your digestive function and achieving greater overall wellness.

Welcome to North End Acupuncture
Emily Centrella
Emily Centrella
2024-05-21
Philip is by far the best acupuncturist in Boston! I was in and out of the Doctor from a cyst in my foot and decided to try acupuncture to reduce the symptoms. After seeing Philip, my pain was completely gone! I continued to see him throughout marathon training and he addressed any pains that came up and I felt 100% for race day!!! I will definitely be seeing Philip during every marathon training cycle I have moving forward. I recommend North End Acupuncture to anyone that needs a well educated and thoughtful specialist!!!!
Jacquelyn Ko-Hoerres
Jacquelyn Ko-Hoerres
2024-05-13
I have been going to North End Acupuncture for several years now. Caleb the acupuncturist has been incredible to work with. The addition of this modality to my treatment plan has been really successful. Do not hesitate to try.
Wendy Franco Almquist
Wendy Franco Almquist
2024-05-06
I am a patient of Caleb’s for over a year. He has done an outstanding job addressing my complex issues including digestive issues ,allergies and insomnia. I recommend him highly
Nicole Hilaire
Nicole Hilaire
2024-04-23
Caleb is incredibly knowledgeable and does an excellent job explaining the treatment plan. I’ve noticed significant improvements in my overall health in the 6 months that I’ve been a patient.
Katherine Hut
Katherine Hut
2024-04-11
I have been one of Caleb’s patients for over a year. He’s exceptionally knowledgeable, and his years of experience definitely show! I saw a number of acupuncturists before finding North End Accupuncture— if you’re new to acupuncture or still looking for the right professional for you, I recommend giving this place a try!
Saul B
Saul B
2024-04-11
I have tried over a dozen practitioners in the city, but this is hands down the best acupuncture in Boston that I have experienced. I initially went to North End Acupuncture to get treatment for digestive issues. I saw Philip who specializes in digestive disorders. There was a lengthy first session where he asked me all sorts of questions and after he ordered some lab testing it was evident that I had Leaky Gut Syndrome, as well as some not so good bacteria in my gut. Philip explained each test result clearly so that I could understand it as well as what the plan was to treat it going forward. We started with acupuncture as well as a few Chinese herbal supplements, and we made a number of dietary and lifestyle changes. The results were profound. Within a week I had a significant reduction in symptoms and within 7 weeks my digestion was back to being completely normal after nearly a decade of significant issues. Not to mention my energy had returned and headaches were gone...two things that I never thought were related to my digestion. I'd give 6 stars if I could.
Aarati Noronha
Aarati Noronha
2024-04-08
I’ve been going to north end acupuncture for over 2 years now. Caleb is very good at what he does. I was suffering from intractable migraines and extreme insomnia when I first started treatment. I can say with confidence that I rarely suffer from migraines anymore, I sleep better and the overall quality of my life has improved significantly.
Mary-Ann Calcagno
Mary-Ann Calcagno
2024-03-29
Philip is so caring and thorough; he takes the time to listen to your concerns and discuss treatment. I found the acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs very helpful when looking for relief from menopausal symptoms, stress, and generally anything that was bothering me when I visited him. I highly recommend!
Brittany Nazario
Brittany Nazario
2024-03-19
I've been going to Philip for the past 2 years and I can't say enough good things! I tried a handful of other acupuncturists before him and can confirm that his knowledge, service, and care can't be beat. He has helped me with SO MANY health issues and the treatment itself is a meditative experience in it's own. His treatments (acupuncture, herbs, and advice) have worked better than anything I've tried before. I have and will continue to recommend North End Acupuncture to anyone who is looking (or anyone who is complaining about anything health!). Thank you, Philip!!
Monica Degnan
Monica Degnan
2024-03-17
I love my acupuncture treatments with Lexi! I was skeptical about acupuncture at first but she explained why and how she was going to be helping me with my tennis elbow pain. Since my first treatment she has helped me with quality of sleep and improved the appearance of my shingle scars. If you have been skeptical give acupuncture a try, Lexi is wonderful.