Stress – a leading cause of IBS and the focus of my Acupuncture
Stress is a leading cause of many health concerns in modern society. A lot of this comes from the fact we are very time poor, much more than previous generations.
Due to the internet and being able to fly across the globe so easily, we are all trying to fit so much more into our lives. As a result this can take a toll on our digestive health.
Now we all know Stress is a blanket term, which you can read more about here. How stress affects our body is different for everyone, but often the end result is the same.
workplace stress and being in a hurry puts strain on your liver, who’s job is to keep everything flowing smoothly. Often the diet suffers too, with skipping meals and eating in a hurry. This begins to show with digestive disorder signs of bloating and sometimes even acid reflux or loose/urgent bowel movements.
If this goes on for a prolonged period then the body can start reacting to other stimuli, such as different foods and situations.
Before you know it, you have constant unexplained bouts of bloating or bowel issues. Western medicine defines (IBS) irritable bowel as a syndrome, so they don’t have a root cause or pathogensis worked out, merely a group of related symptoms.
In Chinese Medicine though, we can explain the pathology of IBS and therefore work on the root cause. This is where I have spent years developing my Acupuncture protocols to strengthen and protect your digestion.
All of this though won’t help unless you pick up on the warning signs, as the longer they go on, the harder it is to restore your digestive health.
Early Symptoms of IBS to watch out for:
- Changes to your bowel movements
- Bloating after meals
- Lose of appetite
- Abdominal Pain, especially after eating
These are all warning signs of an unhappy digestive system, which I can help re-balance for you. Science has recently proven that Acupuncture is effective at treating IBS, something I have known for years. Now its time for others to see the benefits.