If you suffer from frequent belly aches and abdominal pain, you may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Acupuncture treatment is growing in popularity as an effective option for patients seeking relief from IBS. Continue reading to learn more about how Alternative medicine can help relieve your symptoms.

Symptoms of IBS
If you suffer from IBS, the good news is you’re not alone. According to the International Foundation For Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), IBS affects 10 – 15 % of the United States. The bad news: you might be plagued by constant pain, gas, bloating and disturbed defecation – including diarrhea and mucus in the stool.
What Causes IBS? Equally unnerving, the exact cause of IBS is unknown. The IFFGD explains that symptoms may result from a disturbance in the way the gut, brain, and nervous system interact. This can cause changes in normal bowel movement and sensation. Stress does not cause IBS. However, because of the connection between the brain and the gut, stress can worsen or trigger symptoms.
Ready for better news? While IBS is an unpredictable and uncomfortable condition there is better news ahead. After seeing your doctor to rule out colon conditions, including inflammatory bowl disease and colon cancer, you can work with health professionals to relieve symptoms and make lifestyle changes that give you freedom from pain and long-term results. According to the Mayo Clinic a treatment plan may include dietary changes, medicine, and/or alternative medicine including Acupuncture. At Aligned Modern Health we offer Acupuncture, a drug-free treatment option, to provide IBS relief from:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Muscle cramping
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea

As Web MD states, researchers believe that acupuncture needles stimulate electromagnetic signals in the body that release pain-killing chemicals and nudge the body’s natural healing systems into action. Acupuncture is also an effective stress reducer, which addresses related problems that may trigger IBS, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Premenstrual syndrome 

For thousands of years, Acupuncture has been used as a treatment for a variety of conditions and in tandem with other therapies. This Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) brings balance to the body, improves your immune system and offers relief from chronic pain. If you would like to live life to the fullest and learn more about Acupuncture treatment for IBS, please click here to connect and schedule an appointment today.