Traditional Chinese medicine offers relief from IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome is more common than a lot of people realise, affecting up to 20 per cent of people at some time during their lives. Almost 80 per cent of those who suffer from the condition are women.

The symptoms of IBS can range from mild to chronic with sufferers experiencing symptoms such as pain, constipation, bloating, and diarrhoea. Symptoms can often become exacerbated during periods of stress or emotional unrest. Medically it can be described as overactive or underactive contractions of the large intestine. Many people who have IBS believe that it is something that they will have to live with, without effective treatment available.

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM ) IBS is regarded as an imbalance between the liver and the spleen. The spleen is responsible for taking in food converting it to energy (qi and blood ) and supplying that energy to various organs in the body. A healthy liver will keep energy flowing smoothly so that everything works effectively. When liver energy is not flowing smoothly it has a knock on effect on the spleen, which effects the digestive system and manifests as symptoms of IBS.

The team at Care Cure have effectively treated many people suffering from IBS and other digestive disorders. The clinic offers a free consultation and TCM diagnosis with practitioners to ascertain the cause of your condition and recommend treatment.

Care Cure has clinics in Tuam and Galway city. All major health insurance is accepted and discounts are available for students and medical card holders. For more information visit www.carecure.ie or call 085 865 8818.

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