Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is an intestinal disorder which causes variable degrees of abdominal pain and discomfort (usually relieved by a bowel movement), bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Some patients have large amounts of mucus in their stool. IBS is considered a functional disease as no structural abnormality i.e no destruction of the colon can be found on investigation. The frequency of the bowel movements may vary with each individual affected; some have constipation, some diarrhea, and some alternate between constipation and diarrhea. The cause of IBS is unknown but it has been associated with anxiety, psychological stress and emotional conflicts. It is more often seen in women than in men and is commonly diagnosed in people below 50 years of age.
IBS is a true example of a disease which has a mind-body relation. Homeopathy offers wonderful options for such disorders as one of the fundamental beliefs in holistic treatment is that ‘most physical diseases first arise in the mind’. IBS patients tend to express their emotional stresses as intestinal symptoms. During our consultations I will try to understand your mental and emotional state, how you as an individual interpret your personal problems, the nature of your symptoms etc and come up with remedies which are designed to help you specifically. The therapy is individualized, safe and does not have any side effects. During the course of treatment, you should begin to notice positive changes in your symptoms and in your mental and emotional state. IBS is one of the most common disorders seen by physicians. Even though it is not life threatening, it does seriously affect the quality of your life. Give Homeopathy a chance!