Constipation, loose stools, IBS, IBD, Crohn's, acid reflux
The digestive system often benefits greatly from acupuncture. Needling tends to turn on the parasympathetic nervous system, or the "rest & digest" part of that system, increasing intestinal blood flow and peristalsis to move digestion along. This improves both movement and absorption of vital nutrients by the small and large intestines. Inflammatory conditions can also benefit from this calming and regulating influence of acupuncture on an overactive sympathetic nervous system (the "fight or flight" response).