How can acupuncture help with stomach flu?

Doctor's Answers (1)

Viral gastroenteritis, or stomach flu, is a type of acute gastroenteritis caused by a viral infection of the intestines. Stomach flu can occur suddenly and is contagious.

Symptoms of stomach flu include:

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

Treatment for stomach flu is mainly based on drug treatment, based on the severity. Mild vomiting and diarrhoea in adults can be combined with acupuncture to relieve symptoms, while moderate and severe cases should quickly be treated through Western medicine, especially in children, to avoid dehydration caused by excessive fluid loss.