Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Advanced Acupuncture and Herbs Clinic offers 100% natural treatments for inflammatory bowel disease and digestive disorders at our clinics in Richmond Hill and Call 416 399-3888 for more information or to set up an appointment.


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the collective name given to various inflammatory conditions of the small intestine and colon. It is thought to be caused when the body’s own immune system attacks parts of the digestive system. The most common forms of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Symptoms can include: abdominal bloating that may be constant or sporadic, abdominal pain, severe pelvic muscle spasms or internal cramps, diarrhea, bloody stools, constant urge to have a bowel movement, vomiting, chills and loss of weight.


The main differences between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease is the nature and location of the inflammation. Ulcerative colitis generally presents in the epithelial lining of the gut (mucosa) and is usually restricted to the rectum and colon. Crohn's disease affects the entire bowel wall and may affect any sections of the gastrointestinal tract though it generally starts in the terminal ileum.


Patients suffering from both diseases may also present with other associated autoimmune ailments including skin ulcers, liver problems, arthritis, and diseases of the bile duct.


In AAHClinic we use traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to control symptoms, promote healing and support overall health. We have found that our Chinese herbal IBD treatment can:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Kill infections
  • Clean intestines
  • Repair intestinal damage
  • Strengthen intestinal muscle
  • Improve healing
  • Maintain remission
  • Increase circulation and flow of blood
  • Boost overall immunity
  • Rebalance disrupted biological systems
  • Enhance whole body harmony

Chinese herbs are a 100% natural, powerful, multi-targeted IBD treatment and are almost always successful in alleviating the discomfort of IBD. There are generally no side effects other than better overall health, improved body system functions and decreased abdominal discomfort.


Our traditional herbal IBD treatment was developed over the course of thousands of years of practice and we have been using it now for more than 10 years and have had a 97% success rate. It is made from GMP certified pharmaceutical grade herbs and combines seven natural ingredients that tests show can relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis, eliminate mucosal ulceration, and decrease the body’s need for vast numbers of leucocytes and other disease fighting cells that contribute to colonic inflammation.


We usually recommend that you take our Chinese herb formula for a minimum of 4 weeks so that you can see if it is right for you. Many people see more rapid results within one week or so. Best results are obtained after two to four months of continuous herbal treatment. We are so sure of this treatment that we guarantee your 100% satisfaction.


To find out more about our inflammatory bowel disease treatments, Chinese herb formulas, acupuncture or other aspects of traditional Chinese medicine, please call our 328 Highway 7 East #201, Richmond Hill Clinic on 416 399-3888.

Crohn's Diease & Ulcerative Colitis

The main difference between Crohn's disease and UC is the location and nature of the inflammatory changes. Crohn's can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from mouth to anus (skip lesions), although a majority of the cases start in the terminal ileum. Ulcerative colitis, in contrast, is restricted to the colon and the rectum. Microscopically, ulcerative colitis is restricted to the mucosa (epithelial lining of the gut), while Crohn's disease affects the whole bowel wall ("transmural lesions")


Finally, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis present with extra-intestinal manifestations (such as liver problems, arthritis, skin manifestations and eye problems) in different proportions.
Rarely, a definitive diagnosis of neither Crohn's disease nor ulcerative colitis can be made because of idiosyncrasies in the presentation. In this case, a diagnosis of indeterminate colitis may be made. Although a recognised definition, not all centres refer to this.

Anatomy and Function of the GI Tract

when you eat, food travels through the GI tract in the following order:

  1. Mouth
  2. Esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach)
  3. Stomach (where food is mixed with stomach acid and enzymes to break down the material into smaller pieces called chyme)
  4. Small Bowel (also known as the Small Intestine) which is made up of three sections known as the:
    • Duodenum (about 8 cm in length)
    • Jejunum (can be around 3 metres long)
    • Ileum (can also be approximately 3 metres in length)
  5. Ileocecal Valve (which regulates the amount of material passed from the small bowel to the large bowel and prevents “dumping” all at once
  6. Large Bowel (also called the Large Intestine or the Colon). The colon is much wider in diameter than the small bowel and is approximately 1.5 metres long. Once again, there are sections of the colon which are identified by different names to enable discussion about clinical issues :
  • Cecum and appendix
  • Ascending colon
  • Hepatic flexure (a bend in the gut at close to the location of the liver)
  • Transverse colon
  • Splenic flexure (another bend located near the spleen)
  • Descending colon
  • Sigmoid colon
  • Rectum
  • Anus

The functions of the small bowel are to digest your food and absorb the nutrients that are necessary for life. Many people believe that this is the purpose of the stomach but that is not true. In actual fact, the small bowel (particularly the jejunum and ileum) is the organ responsible for absorbing nutrients from your food. Without the small bowel, we would not be able to convert food into useable nutrition.


The main functions of the colon are to extract water and salt from stool, and store it until it can be expelled via the anus. When stool first enters the colon from the small bowel, it is very watery. As it traverses the large bowel, water is reabsorbed and the stool gradually becomes firmer.

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Chalmers Medical Building

328 Hwy 7 East Suite 201,

Richmond Hill ON L4B 3P7

Tel: 416 399-3888



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