Does the thought of going out to dinner excite you but then you worry about how the food might leave you running for the restroom?
Are you worried about your upcoming meeting and having to rush to the restroom? Have you always suffered from IBS or was there a time when you did not have IBS? Was there an event – physical or emotional that triggered your IBS? If you suffer from IBS then you understand the need for relief.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex and frustrating disorder in which the intestines lose their ability to efficiently move their contents. There are many causes of IBS, some of which are dietary, nervous system issues such as stress and anxiety, medications, hormones and infections. Some of the more common symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, diarrhea and/ or constipation, bloating, and flatulence. You may experience some or all of the symptoms.
In Chinese medicine symptoms often coincide. The term coincidence does not mean unrelated. It means they are happening simultaneously. In acupuncture terms, when an organ system is functioning at less than peak performance (hypofunction) or working too hard (hyperfunction) it can cause symptoms that are physical, mental and emotional. It can also cause all of these simultaneously.
Acupuncture is a drug-free, safe, effective and non-invasive means to address IBS. Acupuncture works by using acupuncture points on the body that target these issues and restore balance back to your organ systems. Acupuncture works to provide symptomatic relief of your symptoms, but also works to address underlying causes of IBS. While getting relief is essential, it is just as important to address the root causes of your IBS.