Digestive illness is widespread.
Diagnostic and therapeutic frustrations abound, pushing patients to seek answers from Eastern systems of medicine.1 DIAGNOSTIC FRUSTRATIONS
Despite advances in medicine, less than a quarter of patients with dyspeptic symptoms can be documented to have peptic ulcer disease and gastroparesis. Similarly, the lower gastrointestinal problems may not consistently yield a precise diagnosis. Most of the patients have normal results upon routine investigation and get labeled with such waste basket diagnoses as dyspepsia, gastritis, spastic colon, irritable…