Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders

 

 

March 2020 Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders

 

Options for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for functional gastrointestinal disorders are discussed in this month’s issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology in a review article by Jill K. Deutsch, MD; Joshua Levitt, ND; and David J. Hass, MD, FACG. The authors present a wide range of therapies intended to address symptoms of some of the most common GI disorders, including nausea and vomiting, functional dyspepsia, and irritable bowel syndrome. The authors note that the review does not issue recommendations for specific therapies but instead presents available CAM approaches, adding that as CAM therapies grow in popularity, “a thorough understanding and knowledge base of these modalities is important for the practicing gastroenterologist to form better therapeutic rapport with patients and expand one’s armamentarium of treatment options.”

 

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