An estimated 10-20% of people suffer from some from a chronic form of gastrointestinal discomfort known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). As is the case with many psycho-emotionally based conditions, it is a poorly understood disease. Alternative and complementary medicine is particularly well equipped to handle conditions such as these, as the treatments are largely based on dealing with underlying emotional issues, and changing lifestyle habits. Getting regular acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome is a great place to start.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has recognized the link between the mind and the gut for centuries. And this too is the case in modern medicine. We now know that the enteric nervous system (the nervous system that relates to your digestive system), and the central nervous system (your brain and spinal cord) are actually formed from the same clump of tissue when you are gestating in the womb. When you receive acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome, you will experience a reduction in symptoms simply by the virtue of acupuncture’s calming powers. With the addition of other techniques such as gua sha, cupping, herbal remedies, tui na massage, psychotherapy, meditation, dietary modification and therapeutic qi gong exercises, you will experience even more benefit.
If you are suffering from the chronic discomfort of IBS, you have the power to take back control of your digestion, and ultimately your life. See us at Advanced Holistic Center for treatment and guidance in healing. See one of our wonderful TCM practitioners to try acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome, today.