Most people suffer from digestive disorders from time to time. When symptoms become frequent or distressing they need to be addressed. The symptoms experienced can vary and studies indicate that acupuncture can have positive effects on conditions such as reflux, gastritis and dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and inflammatory processes in the intestines. Acupuncture may help in the treatment of digestive disorders by improving stomach and intestine motility, altering levels of acid secretion, delaying stomach emptying, and reducing inflammation. Acupuncture can also reduce the effects of stress hormones and therefore ease gut oversensitivity, and can reduce muscle contraction in the gut walls, leading to a reduction in bloating and pain.