IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) is a modern common condition, the symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, alternating diarrhea and constipation, worse for stress and anxiety.

    Within Chinese medicine, IBS refers to disharmony between the Stomach, Bowel and Emotions and it can be strongly affected by stress. Elevated stress hormones inhibit gastric acid secretion, causing tension which impairs our ability to effectively digest and absorb essential nutrients.

    Since this is a functional problem rather than a structural problem with the digestive tract, acupuncture is a very good treatment choice along with herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle advice.

    Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture have been recognized and treated IBS for centuries. There are many types of research that have to support safe and effective treatments to strengthen the digestive process and release stress, anxiety and depression for a long-term successful result.