05 Aug 2019 How we work with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
IBS is a common reason for absenteeism from work and visits to the GP. It is a non-inflammatory bowel condition that the medical model is unable to offer much support with.
What are the symptoms?
- Spasm pains in the gut
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Reduced hunger
- Poor digestion
What are potential non medical underlying causes?
- Food Intolerance
- Lack of digestive acid or enzymes (hypochloridia)
- Structural imbalances such as Ileo-caecal valve malfunction
- Emotional Issues
- Livers in overwhelm
- Stress creating excess hormones to be dumped in the bowel that are aggravating the issue
- Blood sugar instability
What can be done with the diet to support this issue?
- Balancing blood sugars to ensure the pancreas can do it’s main job of helping digestion not being involved in hormone production
- Identifying and removing trigger foods that cause intolerances
- Targeted supplementation to support the body back to wellness and to reduce the excess hormones that are causing the issues.
How do we support this in clinic?
- Rebalancing the muscle-organ-meridian connections
- Offering tried and tested kinesiology techniques for the structural imbalances such as Ileo-Caecal valve manipualtion
- Emotional work and mindfulness to reduce the impact on the body
- Identifying trigger foods
- Identifying and recommending targeted nutritional supplementation
- Offering advice on the right diet for this issue
Why do we get results?
- We use a multi pronged approach. We work on the foundation stones of blood sugar stabilisation, stress hormone rebalancing and correcting the structural imbalances as well as identifying the correct nutritional supplementation and supporting the emotional aspect plus identifying food triggers.
What is the long term management for this issue?
- Keeping trigger foods out of the diet
- Having maintenance kinesiology sessions to ensure supplementation is still working and structural imbalances aren’t occurring
- Keeping blood sugars stable with good diet and reducing stress