Peptic Ulcer

Overview of Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers are the most commonly diagnosed type of gastrointestinal sores. They are extremely painful contusions located on the lining of the stomach or small intestines. These sores are developed as the result of increased stress levels or irritability that can negatively impact the levels of acid within the stomach. This increase in stomach acid results in developing sores known as peptic ulcers, which can bring about a number of different debilitating symptoms. While there are a number of treatments to help provide relief for peptic ulcers, like over-the-counter painkillers, acupuncture can also help to address the root issues that result in peptic ulcers, which can drastically reduce the pain associated with the gastrointestinal sores.

What Causes Peptic Ulcers?

There are a few different reasons for peptic ulcers to form. Essentially, peptic ulcers are developed as the result of helicobacter pylori bacteria. This bacteria forms in the stomach when the liver is overworked due to stress or irritability. When the liver is going through too much to handle, it will release pressure in the stomach which leads to heating of the stomach which can harm the lining of the stomach. Thus, creating a breeding ground for the bacteria that can lead to the development of peptic ulcers.

Issues With Untreated Peptic Ulcers

Many people may ignore the pain and discomfort associated with peptic ulcers. However, if peptic ulcers are untreated, other, more serious issues can develop. For example, Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) which can result in the ulcer completely burning away the lining of the stomach where it’s located and even internal bleeding. When a peptic ulcer burns away the lining of the stomach, this can result in stomach acid and eaten food going through the hole of the lining which is very serious and requires emergency surgery.

Untreated peptic ulcers can also become obstructed which means they are surrounded by severe inflammation. This can result in not being able to digest food properly which can lead to regurgitation and severe weight loss. Due to these issues, it’s very important to identify treatment options for peptic ulcers and not deal with treatment options as soon as a diagnosis is made.

Acupuncture for Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcer treatment can include pain relievers, antibiotics, other prescription medications, and surgery. However, acupuncture can also be used to treat underlying issues that lead to peptic ulcers like stress and irritability. It can also help to reduce inflammation that often accompanies peptic ulcers which can reduce painful symptoms of these digestive sores. Acupuncture has been used for many years by many people to help complement traditional treatments of peptic ulcers. And, can even help to speed up the healing process after a peptic ulcer removal procedure or while taking medications that can heal peptic ulcers.

Acupuncture for Peptic Ulcers at Acupuncture Zen

Acupuncture Zen offers acupuncture sessions for people dealing with the intense symptoms of peptic ulcers. If you’ve been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer and are looking for a non-invasive way to treat symptoms or reduce the possibility of recurring peptic ulcers, consider Acupuncture Zen in Delray Beach.

Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of experiencing a peptic ulcer can include:

  • severe pain and tenderness of the abdomen
  • acid reflux
  • a burning sensation in the stomach
  • hunger
  • waking up early
  • weight loss
  • nausea
  • loss of appetite
  • bad breath
  • constipation

Recent Studies

Acupuncture therapy for gastric ulcer

Acupuncture therapy for gastric ulcer

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Electroacupuncture ameliorates peptic ulcer disease in association with gastroduodenal microbiota modulation in mice

Electroacupuncture ameliorates peptic ulcer disease in association with gastroduodenal microbiota modulation in mice

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