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IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine with no known cause. IBS is common and occurs most often in women. People with a family history of IBS are more likely to have it. Common symptoms of IBS include:

Abdominal pain and cramping (usually comes and goes, and relief occurs after a bowel movement).Bloating and gas., Constipation and/or diarrheal, A feeling of not being able to finish a bowel movement, even though you just did. Mucus in your stool. IBS symptoms vary for each person. You may have some or all of the symptoms listed above. You may even have normal bowel movements some days. Most people have mild symptoms, but some may be severe enough to affect your daily life.

As per common treatment  There are no exact causes of IBS. Doctors believe that a mix of problems with your GI tract can lead to IBS. Health problems that are known to cause or worsen IBS include: a breakdown in how your brain sends signals to your intestines. Trouble processing food through your GI Tract. Abnormal nerves in your GI tract that are more sensitive than normal.  A bacterial infection in your GI tract.  An increase or change in bacteria in your small intestine.  Reactions to certain foods or drinks.  Mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety. Extreme stress.

Traditional Acupuncture treatment on  IBS : An increasing number of IBS patients have turned to alternative medicine, especially for Traditional  Acupuncture for symptom alleviation. Traditional  Acupuncture have long been practiced for a history of over two thousand years, which are recognized to be the most effective and popular therapies based on holistic concepts and syndrome differentiation of the TCM system.  some time irregularity may created reoccurrence of this IBS. Since it is a combination of Psychological and Physiological related symptom,  I strongly recommend to my patients to take treatment regularly without any break, naturally I need more time to correct this problem,