Gallbladder Attacks

Acupuncture for
Gallbladder Attacks

Gallbladder attacks can make daily life nearly impossible for the people who suffer from them. The constant recurrence of pain can leave you exhausted and unable to truly enjoy your day.

If you suffer from chronic gallbladder attacks, you have likely sought medical attention. But unfortunately, Western medication isn’t always effective at alleviating the pain since its main focus is simply to mask symptoms, rather than address the root of the problem. Acupuncture  treatment is a Traditional Chinese Medicine alternative that has been proven to help reduce pain experienced from gallbladder attacks in patients. At Gainesville Holistic Healthcare, our holistic doctor can provide with acupuncture Gainesville, FL residents can trust to relieve their gallbladder attack symptoms.

Why do Gallbladder Attacks Occur?

Gallbladder attacks occur mainly due to cholecystitis, which is the inflammation of the gallbladder. Chronic cholecystitis is a recurrent problem with the gallbladder’s function that can persist over time with multiple attacks. The gallbladder is a small organ located on the right side of the abdomen, under the liver. It holds a digestive fluid known as bile that is released into the small intestine. The leading cause for cholecystitis are gallstones, which block the common bile duct. The result from a bile buildup is inflammation in the gallbladder that leads to other symptoms.

Symptoms of Gallbladder Attacks

The symptoms of gallbladder attacks can appear suddenly or build slowly with time. Attacks often occur after a meal that is high in fat. Symptoms include:

  • Severe pain in the abdomen that may feel sharp or dull
  • Pain that spreads to the right shoulder or back
  • Tenderness of the abdomen when touched
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

How Does Gainesville
Acupuncture Treatment Help?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, chronic cholecystitis falls under the Xietong class of disorders, which are characterized by rib-side pain. By inserting a fine, sterile needle in the Taichong point, located on the foot jueyin liver meridian, dampness and jaundice in the gallbladder is reduced. The Yanglingquan, found on the foot shaoyang gallbladder meridian, is stimulated to improve smooth contractions and secretions of the gallbladder and produces a pain-relieving effect. Needling the Dannangxue point is able to normalize contractions of the common bile duct to allow for proper bile movement and reduce the pain experienced in cholecystitis. By undergoing these acupuncture treatments, your gallbladder attack symptoms can be greatly reduced, since the ailment is being addressed at the source. Acupuncture is also holistic medicine, which works to improve the balance of the entire body to yield greater results.

Gallbladder Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL

If you suffer from gallbladder attacks, acupuncture treatment can provide the results that you have been unable to experience with other forms of treatment. Contact Gainesville Holistic Healthcare today for Gainesville acupuncture that can help relieve your symptoms for a better life.