Friday, February 20, 2009

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS

How can acupuncture improve IBS symptoms? Acupuncture is recognized as being an effective therapy for treating the following conditions which are often symptoms of IBS:

• Muscle cramps
• Abdominal pain
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
. gases, burning sensation
.Colon and carcinoid cancer
.Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis)
.Bowel obstructions
.Diverticulosis / Diverticulitis
.Food allergies
.Celiac (a genetic, autoimmune disorder resulting in gluten intolerance)
.Bacterial infections and small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
.Intestinal parasites
.Ovarian cancer

In addition, acupuncture effectively reduces stress and other negative issues that often cause IBS symptoms to occur. Some of these include:

• Nervousness
• Anxiety
• Insomnia
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
• Menstrual cramps

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1 comment:

Past Expiry said...

An IBS cartoon for you
Past Expiry Cartoon LINK