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Acupuncture treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome on the Gold Coast

Have you been diagnosed with IBS or you suspect that you have IBS? Do you experience abdominal pain, excessive bloating and irregular bowel movements?

These are some of the common signs of IBS. If the above symptoms are negatively affecting your life, you should think about a course of acupuncture treatment.

There is consistent evidence that acupuncture is better than commonly prescribed medicines when it comes to lasting improvements in irritable bowel syndrome (1).

If you’d like to find out more, book an appointment to see Dr Baker at Allied Acupuncture Gold Coast by calling 07 5522 1691 or using the ‘book online’ link.

Scientific Research: The Jargon, Numbers & References Behind The Claim

[Evidence: Potential Positive Effect]

Acupuncture is superior to sham acupuncture and medications (pinaverium bromide, alosetron, eluxadoline, ramosetron, and rifaximin) with fewer side effects according to a network meta analysis of 29 Randomised Controlled Trials: 19 high quality; 10 low quality (1).

Acupuncture was superior to medication but not superior to sham acupuncture (41 RCTS) (2).

The effectiveness of all acupuncture and relative therapies reviewed on treating IBS symptoms appeared to be similar, with moxibustion showing the highest probability of being the best treatment on IBS. (Overview of 8 SRs; 132 RCTs) [Conference abstract] (3).


Allied Acupuncture Gold Coast
7a/2 Executive Drive, Burleigh Waters QLD 4220
Allied Acupuncture Gold Coast is located near Treetops Shopping Plaza, 5 minutes from the M1, just off Bermuda Street.

It is your local clinic for Varsity Lakes, Reedy Creek, Bonogin and Burleigh Waters.

Commute to work? Get a treatment on the way home while the traffic dies down.

More About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • 1. Zhang Y, Li J, Mo G, Liu J, Yang H, Chen X, et al. Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Obesity: A Network Meta-Analysis. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2018;2018(no pagination).

    2. Zheng H, Chen R, Zhao X, Li G, Liang Y, Zhang H, et al. Comparison between the Effects of Acupuncture Relative to Other Controls on Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis. Pain Research & Management. 2019;2019:1-13.

    3. Chung VCH, Wong HLC, Wu XY, Wen GYG, Ho RST, Ching JYL, et al. Acupuncture and related therapies for treating irritable bowel syndrome: Overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017.

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We are located near Treetops Shopping Plaza, just off Bermuda Street and 5 minutes from the M1. Commute to work? Get a treatment on the way home while the traffic dies down.

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