The treatment of diarrhea has a long history in TCM. Diarrhea can reflect either an excess-type or a deficiency-type of functional disturbance.

In Chinese medicine, there are three possible causes of diarrhea.

  • emotional imbalances affecting the liver system
  • unhealthy eating habits that damage the spleen system
  • exhausting work and excess sexual activity, which deplete the kidney system.

Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy To Treat Diarrhea

In most cases of acute diarrhea, the culprit is a pathogen from the outside, such as bacteria from contaminated food, a flu virus or parasites. Chronic conditions always involve the liver, spleen, and kidney systems. Both acute and chronic diarrhea respond well to acupuncture and herbal therapy together with nutrition and stress management.

Call our office at (513) 528-2900, or use our online contact form to request an appointment with Dr. Peter Sheng for treatment of diarrhea in the Cincinnati area.