Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What is IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common  functional gastrointestinal disorders. According to Monash University it can  affect one in seven Australian adults.

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IBS is  a disorder that affects gastrointestinal motility.  Symptoms can cause lower abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, wind, constipation.

IBS is categorised into 3 primary groups:
Diarrhoea predominant
Constipation predominant
Mixed (or alternating)     READ ON >

Treating IBS with Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine regards IBS to be a disharmony between the Liver and the Spleen. When the body's Qi activity is harmonious the internal organs will continue their normal physiological functions. Excessive emotions or stress will constrain the Liver’s function of regulating Qi, causing internally held tension in the abdominal region, this in turn affects the Spleen and Stomach restricting the flow of bile and digestive enzymes and impairing digestive motility.   READ ON >

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