Treating Interstitial CystitisInterstitial Cystitis

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine correct imbalances in the body and reset the body to bring it back to health. I like to think of this as hitting the reset button. For the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis, acupuncture can reduce the pain, frequency and discomfort of urination, along with the stress that can come with it.

According to Chinese medicine, not all people who develop IC get the condition from the same root causes. Symptoms from IC can be overwhelming, affecting work, school, and relationships. Sometimes, IC can be accompanied by additional symptoms including generalized pain and fatigue, digestive issues, and depression. It is important during the initial visit, to take an in-depth history of your symptoms to get a clearer picture.

According to acupuncture, the body is connected by channels (also called meridians) and the body’s energy, called qi (pronounced chee), which flows through these meridians to keep us healthy. When there are imbalances in the qi, illness occurs. Common imbalances for Interstitial Cystitis include qi weakness, qi stagnation (lack of circulation of qi), and heat. It is not uncommon for people to suffer from more than one of these imbalances and it is important to locate which imbalance is particular to your situation so as to better guide the course of treatment.