Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic condition which upsets the bowel (with either diarrhoea or constipation or both at different times) causing discomfort or pain. When severe, it can be very debilitating and can seriously interfere with one's work and social life.
Chinese medicine is very effective at treating digestive problems, where conventional medicine may struggle. Chinese herbal treatment is take note of your digestion and bowel pattern, your energy levels, the characteristics of your tongue and pulse and the things that may trigger an attack, looking at the broader state of your heal
if the underlying imbalance, and to choose a herbal formula (a combination of herbs), which may be modified as the condition improves. The treatment will be aimed at calming the bowels, clearing any residual infection if it is present and supporting your digestion to make it less vulnerable to stress. The medicine may be prescribed in tea or pill form. In addition your practitioner may recommend lifestyle and dietary changes. Improvement can happen quite quickly, although you may need to continue for several months to get the full benefit.