Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 42: Functional Dyspepsia (continued)

KEY POINTS Therapies based on Chinese medicine (eg, STW 5 and acupuncture) are effective in functional dyspepsia.1,2 Use of psychological interventions can improve outcomes in functional GI disorders. The role of diet in the management of patients with functional dyspepsia is patient specific. Modern treatment of functional dyspepsia has been mostly disappointing. Most diagnoses made by practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine are based on symptoms and follow the holistic treatment pattern. Similar patients may receive different treatment plans, however, based on a variety of…