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Acupuncture for Gas & Bloating

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acupuncture helps bloating painWe all experience uncomfortable stomach issues like gas and bloating from time to time. But people with sensitive stomachs get these symptoms even worse, with more frequency and associated pain. That’s why it’s important to treat these gut issues from the start with acupuncture, because it’s a therapy that gets to the root of the problem. In other words, acupuncture doesn’t just put a band-aid on symptoms like bloating and cramping, it helps the body altogether eliminate cramping and bloating, especially when combined with additional treatments. That’s because acupuncture helps the body’s digestive system as a whole. In this article we’ll discuss everything you need to know about acupuncture and bloating, so, let’s get into it.

What is Bloating?

Bloating is the feeling you get in your stomach when it’s cramped, stuffed, swollen, or filled with gas. Sometimes it happens after a meal, but sometimes it’s a sign of an underlying health condition, like lactose intolerance.

What are Some of the Causes of Bloating?

  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Food Allergies
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
  • Celiac Disease 
  • Another Health Condition that isn’t listed

In addition to Acupuncture, you can Treat Bloating with the following:

  • acupuncture helps with bloating painTake probiotics
  • Sip on water – don’t chug it 
  • Don’t overeat 
  • Skip foods that have too much salt 
  • Skip foods and drinks that contain lactose 
  • Consume more ginger
  • Consume more fruits and vegetables
  • Stay active


ease bloating pain with acupunctureAcupuncture is not only great for bloating, gas, and other stomach ailments, it’s also great for helping with symptoms of arthritis, neck pain, knee pain, and more. In fact, in the years I’ve been practicing acupuncture, I’ve seen it work great for people with long-term stomach issues that other medicines could not help with. That’s because acupuncture gets to the root of the problem and helps with overall digestion.

Here’s what one of my clients had to say about it on Google:

I was a skeptic of acupuncture, it was a last ditch effort to get help with my Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Giving acupuncture a try turned out to the best decision I could have made. Having struggled with IBS for ten years, seeing several GI doctors and taking different medications, acupuncture is the only thing that has been able to treat my symptoms with success. After a few months of being treated by Jim, I don’t have any IBS symptoms. Jim is wonderful and took the time to explain and educate me about how acupuncture can heal the body. More recently, I went back to get treatments for lower back pain. Within two treatments, my pain was greatly reduced. I highly recommend giving acupuncture at Acupuncture Pain and Stress Center a try.

So, what is acupuncture exactly? Let’s talk about it. 

What is Acupuncture?

how acupuncture helps bloating painAcupuncture is a treatment that helps with symptoms like pain, illness, emotional distress and hormonal imbalance, by increasing circulation and reducing inflammation. The key to understanding acupuncture is that it addresses these ailments as a whole. In other words, it recognizes that insomnia, anxiety, pain, migraines and other issues are the result of fundamental functions within the body that are not working properly. Therefore, acupuncture is not putting the proverbial band-aid on the wound. Instead, acupuncture is about healing the wound from the inside out.

How Does Acupuncture for Bloating Work?

Experts believe that acupuncture’s effectiveness comes from the fact that it works on both the central and peripheral levels. This is important because, while the cause of gastrointestinal and stomach issues is not always clear, they are believed to be rooted in a disturbance in the brain-gut axis. As a result, people seek out medications that stop bloating. Acupuncture doesn’t just get rid of symptoms, it addresses the ailment as a whole.

How can you find a qualified Acupuncturist in Raleigh, North Carolina?

If you’re searching for a qualified Acupuncturist in Raleigh, North Carolina, you’ll want to find someone with experience, qualifications, and compassion. Look no further than Acupuncture Pain and Stress Center. Our goal since 2010 has been to provide quality and compassionate acupuncture in Raleigh, NC and the surrounding areas. Much like the balance that Acupuncture provides for your body, we provide our patients with balanced care: the highest quality healthcare, while at the same time focusing on compassionate services that treat you, the patient, with holistic, individualized treatment.


Acupuncture Pain and Stress Center for all of your Acupuncture needs

Hi, I’m Jim Eleczko, the founder of Acupuncture Pain and Stress Center and it’s my mission to provide you with compassionate, whole-person care using holistic treatments, including Acupuncture. I’m a board-certified and licensed Acupuncturist practicing since 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina. I love that I get to wake up every day to make meaningful changes in my patient’s lives. I’ve seen first hand the changes that Acupuncture can make. As a teen I suffered from allergies and my father suggested that I try Acupuncture to calm the symptoms. It worked – and left a lasting impression on me! Now I offer Acupuncture and other treatments to help people with a variety of issues, including anxiety, migraines, fibromyalgia, and more. Our other treatments include Dry Needling, Tuina Massage, Guasha, Cupping, Stretching, Orthopedic Movements, Electroacupuncture and Therapeutic Exercises. 

Here’s a bit more about me and my qualifications: I studied the 4-year program at Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine and continue to travel multiple times a year to study with my mentor, Andrew Nugent-Head. I also studied under Dr. Ed Garbacz, M.D. LAc and spent a year working and studying under Dr. Bonnie Walker, M.D. LAc. I have also done extensive post-graduate studies in acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine from lectures of acupuncturists like Dr. Nguyen Van Nghi, Dr. Tran Viet Dzung, Matt Callison, and Edward Obaidey. 

Get in touch with me by calling (919) 260-4104. I’d be happy to answer your questions and get you booked for an appointment today!