IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is one of the most common conditions of the digestive system. Symptoms of IBS include stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Conventional medicine has no cure for IBS but can alleviate the symptoms.
IBS responds very well to treatment by TCM.
The goal of Chinese Medicine is to restore balance to the body and treat the root cause of IBS, thereby eliminating the symptoms and preventing the condition recurring.
TCM believes that IBS has many causes resulting from imbalances in the: liver, spleen, stomach, intestines and kidneys. These include:
- Long term suppression of emotions such as: anger, frustration and resentment
- Stress and depression
- Periods of prolonged worry, excessive mental exertion and “over-thinking”
- Poor eating habits including over eating, irregular meals, over consumption of certain foods including dairy products and deep fried foods
Treatment for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
At your initial consultation, our Practitioner will identify the imbalances causing your IBS. They will develop a customized treatment plan to include a combination of: acupuncture, herbal tea, tuina massage and advice on nutrition and lifestyle.
The number and frequency of treatments will vary depending on your particular condition, but will range from two sessions a week for the first couple of weeks, decreasing to a weekly sessions thereafter. The treatment may last from a few weeks to several months, depending on the severity of the condition,.
Most clients will be completely cured. In order to maintain their well being, the client should maintain the dietary and lifestyle changes that aided their recovery.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: In May 2009 I was suffering from severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I was going through a difficult spell at home which added to the problem as my stress levels were rising and it made it even more difficult to go to the toilet.
I went to GinSen initially to get help to give up smoking. After a consultation, I was astounded when the doctor identified my symptoms. Treatment started there and then with acupuncture, massage, herbal tablets to calm me and herbal tea to help me go to the toilet.
I immediately felt the benefits of my treatment as my bowel movements became regular, easing my discomfort and pain. I became more relaxed and able to manage my stress levels and this improved my sleep. In addition, I have significantly reduced the number of cigarettes I smoke in a day – an achievement after 30 years of smoking. I now am looking positively towards giving up completely.