Alternative Healing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) By Bret Mosher on July 30, 2013

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Natural Medicine / Alternative HealingThere are many great benefits to alternative healing and functional medicine. One of the more obvious benefits is that you avoid having to take synthetic drugs that tend to address the symptoms of a health issue rather than the health issue itself. Most importantly, though, natural remedies help you take better control of your own wellness and understand your own needs and health concerns better.

We've been looking at a number of natural remedies for various conditions. Right now, we'd like to look at how alternative therapies can address irritable bowel syndrome.

About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome refers to a health condition in which patients experience abdominal pain, cramping, and other disruptions of normal bowel fuction.

Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Some of the most common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cramps
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

When you discuss your irritable bowel syndrome at our natural medicine center, we will note all of your symptoms and concerns over the last few days, weeks, or perhaps months. By listening to you, we will be able to determine the best solution for your needs.

Now let's look at some common alternative healing options for irritable bowel syndrome.

Herbs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

It's been found that peppermint has helped soothe people's stomachs when they suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. In addition to peppermint, we will consider other herbs common in Chinese medicine that may be helpful for your needs.

Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

A number of patients who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome have responded quite well to acupuncture. Undergoing acupuncture has been known to reduce pain and improve bowel function in a number of patients.

Relaxation and Exercise for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

You'd be surprised how yoga, breathing, meditation, and other relaxation and fitness activities can do wonders for the body. It's just another way of achieving total fitness and optimal health.

Dietary Supplements, Probiotics, and Nutrition for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Sometimes the irritable bowel syndrome is a result of a nutritional deficiency of some kind. We will discuss your current diet and determine if there are any supplements that you can take or any ingredients you can add to your foods that address nutritional deficiencies of various kinds. The use of probiotics can also be helpful, allowing good bacteria to ease symptoms and improve your overall bowel function.

On the note of diet, we will also help you determine if there is a food allergy at the root of the irritable bowel syndrome. Sometimes this can be the cause of the pain and discomfort. By knowing what to eat and what not to eat, you can promote lasting health.

Determining the Best Options for You

During your visit, we will discuss all of your treatment options in full detail to determine the ideal treatment for you and your needs. In many cases, combinations of treatments prove most ideal for patients to address all potential causes of irritable bowel syndrome.

Whatever the final therapy will be, we want to stress that our goal is not just treating the symptoms but addressing the problem at its root. Only by doing this can total wellness be achieved.

Learn More About Your Options for Natural Healing

For more information about all of your options for functional medicine treatments, be sure to contact our Poway alternative medicine and natural healing center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve wellness through natural means. This is one of the ideal ways for you to achieve total optimal overall health.

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