What is IBS?
Homeopathic Medicines Offer Successful Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome afflicts more than 45 million Americans and is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. Read about the symptoms and root cause of IBS, how to correct your body's imbalances naturally, and why homeopathic IBS remedies provide more relief than other over-the-counter or prescription drugs.
Definition and Symptoms of IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition with varying symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, gas, alternating diarrhea and constipation, back pain, and fatigue. IBS is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, afflicts an estimated 45 million people in the United States, and that number is rising every year. (Source: IFFGD & ISGIO)
Another name for IBS is spastic colon, which describes more clearly the function of the colon and the irregular contractions in the muscles lining the intestines as the cause of the symptoms. Because there is no actual tissue or pathological change in the intestines, IBS is defined as a functional disorder rather than a disease.
Imbalances in the Body
For years, IBS was not recognized by the medical community. Many people suffered IBS symptoms without proper diagnosis or were misdiagnosed, leading to unnecessary surgery. Finally, various studies have shown what homeopathy has been saying for a long time that there is a mind and emotional imbalance that has to be addressed as the underlying root cause of this or any imbalance in the body.
The GI tract is rich with nerves second only to the spinal cord and brain. As we assess the causal imbalances in IBS, it denotes irritability of the mind leading to irregularity and irritability of the bowels. Now medical research has shown that the two primary factors triggering IBS are: emotional stress and food allergies & sensitivities. Soon, when an individual is dealing with constant stomach pain, diarrhea etc., the whole system becomes fatigued exasperating the cycle of the symptoms.
Homeopathy Wins the Day
IBS is frequently treated by giving the patient a variety of drugs such as anti-anxiety medication and anti-depressants as well as medicines for diarrhea and constipation. These help relieve the symptoms but do not work on healing the individual. Many of these drugs also produce side effects.
A safe and alternative way to work with IBS is with natural homeopathic medicine. Homeopathic medicine works by bringing into balance the mind and emotions leading to a balance in the physical system. When the agitation in the mind is addressed and balanced, the intestines begin to work properly thus relieving complaints of abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and gas.
Remedies and Relaxation
Remedies such as IBS Relief and Anxiety Relief effectively help relieve the physical and emotional upset. IBS Relief gently corrects a dysfunctional digestive system and calms the mind. Anxiety Relief successfully helps let go, slow down, find strength, and refocus the mind. Single remedies such as colocynthis, lycopodium, and nux vomica are also proven effective in balancing IBS. Remember to exercise, eat healthy, attend to your friends and favorite activities. And, as always, should your symptoms persist or worsen, consult a homeopathic practitioner for a constitutional remedy.