Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be a debilitating intestinal disorder with symptoms ranging from cramping to flatulence, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, and nausea.
Chinese medicine believes that IBS presents an imbalance between the liver and the spleen. For example, the spleen is considered responsible for the taking in of food, converting it to energy, and supplying this energy to the different organs of the body. The liver’s job is to make sure that everything works effectively.
When the energy is not flowing smoothly, it has a knock-on effect on the spleen and disrupts the digestive system, which in turn causes the unpleasant symptoms of IBS.
Care Cure’s treatments are aimed at restoring liver and spleen harmony and returning the body to balance.
Acupuncture combined with Chinese massage is one of the treatments used to treat IBS. It does this by stimulating points on the body that strengthen the digestive system, mobilise the liver energy, and improve spleen function. Moxibustion can sometimes be used to stimulate the heat needed for digestion.
Food allergies can also trigger IBS symptoms. If you feel that certain foods are making you sick, then you can do an allergy test at your local Care Cure Clinic.
Care Cure Acupuncture treats all symptoms of IBS including constipation, cramping, gastritis, nausea, bloating, flatulence, ulcers, kidney stones, and gall bladder complaints.
Clinics are located in Galway city, Tuam, and Loughrea. For more information or to book a free no obligation consultation, call 086 2159282.