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?
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