Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment on Long Island, NY

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, better known as IBS, affects thousands of people every day. IBS appears to be as common as GERD and much more prevalent than other digestive conditions. What exactly is IBS and what are the causes and treatments available? Let me start by first saying that I have successfully treated hundreds of patients with this condition. Every patient and their symptoms and causes are different and unique to that individual.

The most frequent symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, both diarrhea and constipation, severe bloating and gas, malaise, fatigue and irritability. The cause is multifaceted and may be caused by diet, food and chemical sensitivities, candida, parasites, dehydration, malabsorption issues, bacteria and/or viruses, genetics, and nutritional deficiencies or overages. Most often it is a combination of several of these things.

In my Long Island, NY practice, IBS is looked at as the symptom rather than the cause of the individual’s health problem. Utilizing all noninvasive Applied Kinesiology (AK) techniques, I am able to determine what the causes of that patient's IBS are and address them through various protocols. Many times, a patient's diet needs to be changed, structural corrections to organs/glands/ muscle relationships need to be addressed, cranial imbalances need to be corrected, acupressure and acupuncture administered, or supplementation changed or even added.

Even the addition of just drinking water and absorbing it can make an amazing change in a patients IBS symptoms. Life style practices are often changed and detoxification protocols added, whether due to an over growth of yeast, bacteria, viruses, parasites or from environmental factors such as heavy metal accumulation, heavy chemicals, medications, and recreational alcohol consumption.

The ultimate goal is to reconnect the brain to the structure of the body and the structure to the chemical aspects of the body. When all three are working together and communicating effectively, the symptoms of IBS diminish significantly and many times even go away completely.

It’s hard to imagine but Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a migraine in your colon. Actually the large intestine is considered the second brain of the body. Why choose to live with IBS or simply put a band aid over its symptoms when you don’t have to?

Call us today or stop by our Long Island, NY office to set up an appointment.

Bonnie Liakos, DC, DABAN

Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist located in Midtown West, New York, NY & Long Island, Glen Head, NY

Dr. Bonnie Liakos is a Holistic Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist who practices in Midtown West, New York, NY and Glen Head, NY on Long Island.

Hello and welcome to my practice. If you have been referred to me, it’s my pleasure to help you understand why you have been recommended to me. If you found me on your own or by accident, you have come across the website of a very unique and very caring Holistic Doctor.

Today, more and more people than ever before are seeking “Natural or Holistic” healthcare. This type of healthcare has become so much part of the mainstream of our healthcare system that calling it “alternative” no longer applies.

People are beginning to learn and understand that illness may also be due to physiological dysfunction. Poor health does not always fall into the realm of pathology requiring medication or surgery. Illness due to physiological dysfunction can benefit tremendously by re-establishing health and wellness without a dependency on pharmaceuticals. Complementary (Natural) healthcare offers the option of regaining health by helping the body and mind heal themselves.

At my practice, I focus on figuring out the causes of your health problems on all levels and do not merely treat your symptoms. My unique holistic approach allows me to get to these different causes, correct them and then help your body regain its health. In the process, most of your symptoms are eliminated and you no longer have to use prescription drugs or over the counter medications for temporary relief.

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Dr. Bonnie Liakos: Holistic Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist

Dr. Bonnie Liakos is a Holistic Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist who practices in Midtown West, New York, NY and Glen Head, NY on Long Island.

Hello and welcome to my practice. If you have been referred to me, it’s my pleasure to help you understand why you have been recommended to me. If you found me on your own or by accident, you have come across the website of a very unique and very caring Holistic Doctor.

Today, more and more people than ever before are seeking “Natural or Holistic” healthcare. This type of healthcare has become so much part of the mainstream of our healthcare system that calling it “alternative” no longer applies.

People are beginning to learn and understand that illness may also be due to physiological dysfunction. Poor health does not always fall into the realm of pathology requiring medication or surgery. Illness due to physiological dysfunction can benefit tremendously by re-establishing health and wellness without a dependency on pharmaceuticals. Complementary (Natural) healthcare offers the option of regaining health by helping the body and mind heal themselves.

At my practice, I focus on figuring out the causes of your health problems on all levels and do not merely treat your symptoms. My unique holistic approach allows me to get to these different causes, correct them and then help your body regain its health. In the process, most of your symptoms are eliminated and you no longer have to use prescription drugs or over the counter medications for temporary relief.


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Holistic Chiropractor & Applied Kinesiologist
  • Dr Liakos is not your average holistic chiropractor. With over 30 years of experience, she has developed a practice that incorporates a total body approach to helping you get well. As a holistic chiropractor she first determines if there is nerve interference between the brain and the nervous system. Nerve interference can be caused by many different things. Subluxation ( misalignment of a vertebrae), physical, mental and chemical stress, accidents, dietary choices, medications, alcohol and recreational drugs can all cause nerve interference through out the body. When this occurs, your brain can not manufacture and then send the proper chemicals  down the spinal chord to the spinal nerve roots and then to the peripheral nerves  to run your body properly.

    What makes Dr Liakos so different, is her combining of chiropractic and applied kinesiology. She has studied with the top researchers in her field and has combined  their protocols to develop her own special technique uniquely her own. She knows and understands the “Total Body Concept"(Triad of Health). No other health practitioners, “Traditional or Alternative” does this with the complete understanding of the three sides of the triad. How they interact with each other, how they must be evaluated for the underlying cause of a health problem and how these imbalances must be corrected. By understanding how an imbalance on one side of this triad can affect the other two sides, Dr Liakos has been able to help her patients get well on multiple levels.

    This is why Dr Liakos is truly unique. By bringing together applied kinesiology and holistic chiropractic care she has been able to help thousands of patients male and female, young and old, with all types of health problems. Patients  that come to see her usually have not done well with traditional medicine and other holistic health care professionals. Dr Liakos treats each patient as the distinct  individual they are and puts them on protocols she developed to specifically meet their health needs.  She see's patient in both her NYC and LI, NY offices.

About Dr. Liakos

I have been a Nationally Board Certified Chiropractor for 35 years. I graduated from Life Chiropractic College (now Life Univ.) in 1983. After graduating I worked for one year as an Associate Doctor in the Washington, D.C. area.

It was during this year that I began exploring Applied Kinesiology, Eastern Medicine, Nutrition, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and other “Natural” health protocols as I began to be on my way to becoming a “Holistic Chiropractor”.

In 1984 I opened my own practice, also in the Washington, D.C. area, where I remained for 21 years. I became a Certified Applied Kinesiologist (similar to a residency in medicine), a Certified Chiropractic Sport and Rehab Specialist, and a Diplomate in Disability Ratings.

During this period of time I also became a Certified Practitioner in the following Chiropractic Techniques:

  • Activator
  • Nemo
  • Cox
  • NET (Neuro Emotional Tech)
  • Body/Mind Tech
  • Diversified
  • SOT (Sacral-Occipital Tech)
  • Nutrition Response Testing
  • Extremity Adjusting Tech
    and
  • Cranial Respiratory Reflex Tech.

My practice began to evolve over the years moving away from patients who just wanted a fast adjustment for their neck or low back pain, into a full “Holistic Total Body Practice”.

As both a Chiropractor and Applied Kinesiologist, I was able to help patients with all types of health problems. People came to see me for Fatigue, Digestive problems, Malaise, Fibryomyalgia, Migraines, TMJ, PMS, Peri and Post Menopausal symptoms, Irritable Bowel, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Autoimmune disorders, Lyme disease, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to just name a few.

In 2004 I was nominated as a “Top Chiropractor in America” by my peers, an honor I do not take lightly. During this same year my family and I moved back to the New York area where I was originally from.

Rather than opening up a large practice incorporating other Chiropractors, and other “Natural” healthcare practitioners as I had done in the past, I decided to have a small office totally dedicated to helping patients regain their health. Most of my patients have not done well either with traditional medicine or other “Alternative” healthcare practitioners. They have usually been told that there is nothing really wrong with them or they will have to just learn to live with it. When they find me, they are so relieved that someone can finally tell them what is wrong with them and then help them get well and begin living a full life again!

As I enter my 35th year of practice, I continue to be excited about adding all the new protocols I continually learn, so that I may provide my patients with the best possible care. By continuing to broaden my techniques and skills I keep learning more and more about how amazing the human body actually is and all the wonderful things it capable of achieving.

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Office Locations

Conveniently located in Manhattan and Long Island, come visit me for your Holistic Chiropractic and Applied Kinesiological needs. 

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Holistic Programs & Treatments

  • Candida Elimination Protocols
  • Heavy Metal Eliminaton Protocols
  • Elimination of Chemical Sensitivities
  • Food Sensitivity Elimination Protocols
  • Food Toxin Screening and Elimination
  • Elimination of Environmental Sensitivities
  • Parasites, Lyme’s and Microorganism Protocols
  • Elimination of Pesticides, Additives, and Mycotoxin Sensitivities
  • NET ( Neuro Emotional Technique)
  • AK Biofeedback
  • Phobia and Fear Elimination
  • Injury Recall Technique
  • Weight Loss Programs
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