IBS is a complex disorder where there is an imbalance in the intestines. Symptoms include abdominal pain, headaches, fatigue, depression, anxiety, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. All of these symptoms can be relieved with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Additionally, many of the root causes, such as stress, poor diet, emotional disorders, hormone and drug use, etc., can be eliminated by rebalancing the body with acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and dietary guidelines. Acupuncture Associates can help eliminate IBS symptoms and prevent its recurrence. When you meet with our acupuncturists, they will discover what organ systems are involved, and will provide the appropriate treatment based on your pattern, adjusting any root imbalances that may have lead you to your particular IBS symptoms. Commonly, we will suggest either one to two acupuncture treatments a week to start.
Depending on your goals and symptoms, we will suggest certain changes in your diet and provide herbs that will help the root (underlying) cause of your symptoms. You will usually feel better within the first few treatments. But most importantly, you will remain feeling better so you need less or no medication in the future.