Gastritis and duodenitis are two common, related gastrointestinal conditions that tend to occur together, when the lining of the stomach and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) is damaged, leading to inflammation.

With acupuncture, laser acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tuina massage and naturopathic advice, we can help you to resolve your symptoms of gastritis.

Signs & Symptoms of Gastritis

Such inflammation, in our experience, is signaled by a cluster of symptoms that includes:

  • Abdominal pain that can become worse or better after eating
  • A recurrent upset stomach, indigestion
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Belching and gas
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

Left untreated, long-term gastro-intestinal inflammation can also lead to:

Causes of Gastritis

The most common cause that we encounter in our patients by far is exposure to the bacteria H. Pylori. Many other emotional and lifestyle factors, however, can also lead to chronic inflammation or leave the body more vulnerable to infectious agents, increasing the risk of developing symptoms. These include:

  • The frequent use of certain painkillers
  • Strong alcohol
  • Chronic stress
  • A diet rich in fried and processed foods
  • Smoking

How we treat Gastritis

At the Nei Jing center of Chinese medicine in Jerusalem, we are very experienced in designing custom-made treatment protocols appropriate for each of our patients’ specific situation, using a combination of acupuncture, Tuina massage, Chinese herbs, reflexology and naturopathic advice. They will help to:

  • Improve digestive function and immunity
  • Regulate stomach acid
  • Decrease inflammation

to support your body’s self-healing and defensive abilities.

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

When I went to Nei Jing, I had been suffering from gastritis for about a year. Very frequent acid reflux and nausea, in the evening especially. Food is traditionally made with a lot of spices in my family, which likely didn’t help. I did several sessions of acupuncture at Nei Jing, and had herbs as well. After a short while, I noticed that the symptoms I encountered were a lot less severe, and as of now, I practically don’t need antacids anymore.
Martin D.

People Say

At 45, I had been experiencing worrying digestive symptoms for a few years - a lot of bloating after eating, nausea, indigestions - that I ignored for a long time. Only when I got married I decided to get it treated, and was diagnosed with a case of gastric inflammation caused by a H pylori infection. I did several sessions of acupuncture, and I can feel the difference now. The pain is gone, and I am free to enjoy life again.
Nathan L.