Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are sores in the lining of the stomach or small intestine, that develop as a result of damage to the layers of tissue that protect them from digestive acids. Peptic ulcers are the most common kind of gastrointestinal ulcers, and can cause severe pain to the sufferer.

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

Signs & Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers

The main symptoms our patients experience include:

  • Burning pain in the abdomen, that can improve or worsen after eating
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Acid reflux, heartburn
  • Frequent indigestion

Peptic ulcers can be easily cured, but, if untreated, can become worse and lead to complications such as internal bleeding and infections.

Causes of Peptic Ulcers

In our experience, the most common causes of stomach and small intestine ulcers include:

  • Infections by H. pylori bacteria
  • Frequent use of certain pain relief medications
  • Untreated emotional stress


Smoking, alcohol, spicy and fatty foods can all increase the risk of developing peptic ulcers or make symptoms worse.

How we treat Peptic Ulcers

Over the years, our team of specialists at the Nei Jing center of Chinese medicine in Jerusalem has become very experienced in the treatment of many gastrointestinal conditions, including ulcers. For each of our patients, we build an individualized treatment plan that combines acupuncture and laser acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tuina massage, cupping and naturopathic advice, according to each person’s needs.


These methods can very effectively:

  • Reduce acute and chronic pain
  • Support the immune system
  • Help to balance gut bacteria
  • Regulate stomach acid

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

For most of my life I’ve suffered from menstrual pain and migraines, and was a very frequent user of painkillers. As I became older, I started to have abdominal pain often, that became much worse after eating and sometimes woke me up at night. Acupuncture and Tuina helped to reduce the pain so much, that I hardly need medication anymore. What’s more, my migraines have also gone! I feel so much better now.
Cynthia F.

People Say

I will be the first to admit that I wasn’t always the most careful with my diet, or with the amount of alcohol that I drank as a younger man. For a long time I only experienced vague symptoms of dyspepsia, that quickly went away, but soon after a period of intense stress, I started to experience very strong abdominal pain that didn’t go away. I was diagnosed with an ulcer, and decided to try acupuncture in complement to my regular medication. The pain disappeared quickly, and I feel a lot more energetic in general.
Romuald E.