Digestive / Bowel Issues

Digestive and Bowel disorders include abdominal pain, indigestion, bloating, nausea, GERD, Crohn’s disease and many irritable / inflammatory bowel disorders.  Digestive and bowel disorders may be caused from a combination of multiple problems. Prevention and treatment involve fixing:

  1. Irregular eating habits
  2. Improper diet / nutrition
  3. Inflammatory processes
  4. Stress
  5. Hormone imbalances
  6. Drugs
  7. Many other Causes

With acupuncture and chiropractic, we can help the body operate at it’s highest potential by focusing on promoting the body’s normal physiology. In addition, we help with nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. Let Fontana Chiropractic and Acupuncture help diagnosis  and take care of your digestive and bowel disorder needs.


Acupuncture has been clinically shown to decrease symptoms of Irritable bowl disorder such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and abdominal distention in this randomized control trail.

Title: Clinical evaluation of Soothing Gan and invigorating Pi acupuncture treatment on diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome.

Design: With a single-blinded randomized control study adopted, 63 patients who met the inclusion criteria were assigned by a random number table to two groups, 31 in the treatment group and 32 in the drug control group. The treatment group received SGIPacupuncture therapy; while the control group was treated orally with pinaverium bromide. The treatment duration of both groups was 28 days.

Measurements: The clinical efficacy was evaluated and compared by scoring patient’s symptom and QOL.

Results: acupuncture treatment could effectively alleviate the degree and frequency of symptoms in IBSpatients, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, abdominal distension, etc., markedly relieve the tenesmic sensation, with the efficacy better than that of pinaverium bromide, showing a preponderance in improving patient’s quality of living.

Citation: Sun J, Wu X, Han G, et al. Clinical evaluation of Soothing Gan and invigorating Pi acupuncture treatment on diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Chinese Journal Of Integrative Medicine [serial online]. October 2011;17(10):780-785. Available from: MEDLINE with Full Text, Ipswich, MA. Accessed July 23, 2014.


Herbal Medicine has been clinically shown to improve acid reflux through this randomized controlled trial.

Title: Efficacy of Modified Ban Xia Xie Xin Decoction on Functional Dyspepsia of Cold and Heat in Complexity

Design: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. 4-week treatment period and a 4-week followup period.

Measurements: The primary outcomes were dyspepsia symptom scores, measured by the total dyspepsia symptom scale.

Results: Compared with patients in the placebo group, patients in the CHM group showed significant improvements according to the total and single dyspepsia symptom scores obtained from patients (P < 0.01) and investigators (P < 0.01). Conclusions. CHM modified Ban Xia Xie Xin decoction appears to offer symptomatic improvement in patients.

Citation: Luqing ZhaoShengsheng ZhangZhengfang WangChuijie WangSuiping HuangHong ShenWei WeiHongbing WangBing W. Efficacy of Modified Ban Xia Xie Xin Decoction on Functional Dyspepsia of Cold and Heat in Complexity Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (Ecam) [serial online]. January 2013;:1-8. Available from: Alt HealthWatch, Ipswich, MA. Accessed July 23, 2014.