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Suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Join our patients in easing your pain and discomfort with a natural herbal remedy.

Natural IBS Remedy at Healing with Zen
Natural IBS Remedy at Healing with Zen


Many people suffering from the multitude of symptoms caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome end up seeking a natural IBS treatment to improve their health after finding Western medicine to be unsuccessful or full of undesired side effects. Studies suggest that the herbal remedies in traditional Chinese medicine can lead to improvement in IBS symptoms. Because IBS is a complicated disease with different symptoms in different patients, TCM practitioners choose to take an individualized approach to treating it, creating different custom formulas for different patients rather than the one-size-fits-all approach you might encounter in Western medicine. TCM practitioners also have the skills and knowledge to advise patients on important lifestyle changes that can ease IBS symptoms, such as dietary modifications. This allows for a tailored whole body treatment plan that can address all the issues going on.
Since IBS symptoms pertain to excess diarrhea or frequent constipation (and often times a mix of both), it is important to have a custom treatment protocol that can address the root of the issue. This is where Herbal Remedies and Acupuncture can come in to aid your digestion and regulate your bowel movements. In Chinese Medicine, IBS-D or IBS with frequent diarrhea points towards a Spleen Qi deficiency.  IBS-C or IBS with frequent constipation means that there is excess Liver Fire in the system. When you have alternating constipation and diarrhea that is related to stress, this is a classic symptom of a stressed Liver overacting on the Spleen. Acupuncture and Herbal Remedies will help to treat the root cause, however, it is also important to address diet.  Oftentimes, IBS stems from an excess of dampness in the body which can be exacerbated by ingesting vinegar, yeast, fermented foods, or even coffee!
In addition to herbal remedies and dietary counseling, TCM practitioners can also offer additional modalities shown to help patients feel better, like acupuncture and cupping. Acupuncture can help to stimulate energy points in the body, allowing qi to flow uninterrupted and restoring the balance necessary for health. The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders states that acupuncture “may be a good adjunct in patients who are sensitive or intolerant to oral medications.” In many cases, acupuncture can provide help to patients without the additional strain caused by medication side effects.
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Here at Healing with Zen, our acupuncturists frequently treat patients with gastrointestinal disorders and have helped many people find relief from these unpleasant symptoms.
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