If you are diagnosed with IBS, you will probably be told that there is no cure for it. You shouldn’t jump to conclusions before you try Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture treatment in San Diego. My reason for writing this article is to introduce to you that Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture can treat IBS.
IBS is an intestinal disorder with a variety of symptoms including stomach cramping, abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea. Symptoms are frequently triggered by stress, emotional factors, or food. IBS is a functional disorder, intestines aren’t functioning properly. There are no structural abnormalities that can be seen by x-rays, endoscopes, or blood tests.
Medical research now still hasn’t found a remedy to cure IBS because no anatomic defect can be found in IBS patients. Although there are some medicine available to treat IBS such as Alosetro (Lotronex) and Tegaserod (Zelnorm), they still come with severe side effects. Western medicine simply can’t explain the cause of the illness.
Can acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treat IBS? It definitely can. The World Health Organization has identified many different conditions as appropriate for acupuncture treatments, including several that directly pertain to IBS: Abdominal pain, Muscle cramping, Constipation and Diarrhea etc. Acupuncture originated in China 3000 years ago. Chinese herbal medicine has proven to be very effective to stress reduction and many related problems that are often triggers for IBS symptoms. Some are: Anxiety, Insomnia, Nervousness, Menstrual cramps, And Premenstrual syndrome etc.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) looks at the body as a whole. TCM views a person as an energy system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing each other. In TCM, a person’s health is influenced by the flow of Qi (energy) in the body, in combination with the universal forces of Yin and Yang. It is believed to flow through the body along 14 main pathways called meridians. If the flow of Qi is obstructed, deficient, excessive, or just unbalanced, Yin and Yang are said to be thrown out of balance. That’s when pain and illness occurs.