Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment
What is (IBS) Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a common, chronic, gastro-intestinal disorder. It is a painful and debilitating illness which can have a negative impact on quality of life and affect the sufferer psychologically. Western medicine does not understand the exact cause of IBS. It is considered to be related to an increased sensitivity of the entire gut. Anxiety and stress may also play a part. Western medicine has no cure for IBS but can alleviate the symptoms. Medication is sometimes prescribed and the symptoms are managed by making changes to diet and lifestyle.
Symptoms of IBS
Symptoms usually appear for the first time when a person is aged between 20 and 30. They come and go in bouts, often during times of stress or after eating certain foods. The most common symptoms are:
How Traditional Chinese Medicine Treats IBS
IBS responds very well to treatment by Traditional Chinese Medicine, which focuses on restoring harmony to the body. Following diagnosis, your GinSen Practitioner will identify the specific imbalances underlying your symptoms. They will prescribe a customised treatment plan using a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, diet and lifestyle advice to eliminate the symptoms and heal the body.
Advice on diet and lifestyle will depend on your specific symptoms but is likely to include:
- Avoidance of dairy products, which are considered to weaken the spleen
- Elimination of foods which trigger symptoms – these are likely to include greasy or fatty foods, alcohol, caffeine and carbonated drinks
- Eating warm, cooked foods as they are easier to digest
- Getting adequate exercise to help relieve stress and regulate the bowels
- Practicing stress relief measures, such as meditation, yoga and breathing exercises
- Getting adequate sleep to help the body heal – lack of sleep aggravates stress.
Most sufferers of IBS experience a complete cure following treatment by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment may last from a few weeks to several months. In order to maintain well being and prevent the condition recurring, it is important to maintain the dietary and lifestyle measures that aided your recovery.
Disclaimer & Important Information
We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. GinSen’s specialists will discuss your care before carrying out the treatment, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.
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