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Acupuncture and Natural Medicine for Pancreatitis
Acute pancreatitis refers to an inflammation of the pancreas, which is an organ in the upper left part
of the abdomen. In general, this condition is considered a medical
emergency and often requires hospitalization. If you believe you may
have acute pancreatitis, the appropriate place to go for care is the
hospital emergency room.
Patients who have had acute pancreatitis
may also experience chronic inflammation or recurring attacks of acute
inflammation in the pancreas. Our clinic provides specialized acupuncture
and nutritional approaches
which can reduce the occurrence of future attacks of pancreatitis.
of pancreatitis often include severe burning pain in the upper abdomen
and this pain may extend to the back. Within the upper abdomen, the pain
is more often felt on the left side. Nausea and vomiting may occur and
these may be worse after eating.
While there are many causes of
pancreatitis, most cases arise from conditions such as gallstones and
overuse of alcohol. Less frequently, pancreatitis may be a result of a
genetic or acquired condition of hypertrigleridemia (excess of
triglicerides in the blood). For people with risk factors for
pancreatitis, emotional stress may also be a contributing factor to
recurrence of pancreatitis.
Alcohol can be a major contributor to pancreatitis. Maryland Holistics
provides treatment which has helped people with alcohol reduction, as
well as other alcohol-related concerns
As with any medical condition, the
proper treatment depends on a thorough understanding of the cause of the
condition as well as the patient's overall health status. At our
clinic, we focus on natural methods of healing your body, as well as
reducing stress and creating healthy lifestyle habits.
Maryland Holistics provides safe and effective treatment which can reduce the future occurrence of pancreatitis.
For best results, we recommend scheduling sessions approximately weekly
or at least every 2-3 weeks, for as long as the patient's risk factors
for pancreatitis are present. When our treatment is maintained at this
frequency, we have seen that patients having significant risk factors
(and who previously had many acute episodes) are able to go a year or
longer without an attack of acute pancreatitis.
"I have been surprised to see the level of improvement that acupuncture
can offer in patients with a rare condition called familial
hypertrigylceridemia. This condition can result in recurring
pancreatitis, and I have not seen any episodes of recurrrence while
these individuals were receiving regular acupuncture treatment in my
Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac.