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