Richmond Acupuncture Clinic and Wellness Center in VA
Since 1988 practicing acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xiaoyan Wang
L. Ac., MD (China)
 
Address: 
3721 Westerre Pkwy.
Suite C
Henrico, VA 23233
 
Phone: 
(804) 301-1784
 
Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
E-mail: 
xy9803@yahoo.com
 
 
 

 
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon), which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool. Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and/orconstipation. An estimated 10 percent to 20 percent of all Americans are affected by symptoms of IBS, with three times as many women as men being affected. IBS is not a structural problem, meaning there is no anatomical change, nor is it biochemical or infectious in nature.
 
According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, the IBS is considered a disharmony between the liver and the spleen. The liver is responsible for the smooth flow of substances throughout the body. This flow can be upset by emotions or stress, causing stagnation of Qi or blood. Traditional Chinese medicine views the spleen as being associated with the function of digestion and transforming food into energy (Qi and blood). The spleen can be weakened by a number of factors including foods, overwork, too much worry, fatigue, and lack of exercise. When the spleen is weak and the liver is not moving smoothly, the liver overacts on the spleen and can manifest as symptoms of IBS. A liver/spleen disharmony is similar to the short-term loss of appetite or a bout of diarrhea that occurs during an occasional emotional upset. With IBS, however, the phenomenon occurs in slow motion; the emotional trauma or stress takes place over a long period of time, and the digestive symptoms of IBS can last for years. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can correct a liver/spleen disharmony and bring the body into balance.
 
 If you would like to pursue acupuncture & Chinese herbal treatment or information, please contact Xiaoyan.
 
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