IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is one of the most common issues related to the functional gut that is known to affect worldwide 3 out of 20 people. Often, the best acupuncture in Singapore is used to treat digestive issues even if the concern is IBS for seeking treatment or considering overall health assessment. In this guest post, one is sure to explore the IBS technique and diagnosis involved in modern medicine and even compare it to Chinese medicine for digestion.

What are the major types of IBS?

IBS symptoms are known to display severity that can mildly annoy and even alter life awfully. The three major types are researched by the medical community:

  • IBS-C (Constipation dominant)
  • IBS-D (Diarrhoea dominant)
  • IBS-M (Mixed bowel habits i.e.alternative of diarrhoea and constipation)

The combination of abnormal bowel movements can raise the cause of bloating, cramping pains and gas too. And with time, it can induce a negative response to the things like energy and mood. Therefore, people curving for more food become irritating to the symptom which makes it harder to get socialize and lead a normal lifestyle.

Diagnosis and causes of IBS:

It has been researched that modern medicine does not completely understand the IBS therefore not yet a clear diagnosis is reported other than fitting into the symptomatic picture that that rule out the possible causes like inflammatory bowel disease or infections. There isa lotmany research that supports the IBS symptoms that is related to unhealthy gut microbiomes i.e. where bacteria and microbes live symbiotically and become unbalanced either becoming overpopulated and under-populated. Howsoever, the science behind the area is still considered to be infancy. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth is considered as an example of a diagnosis that arrives from research conducted by functional medicine doctors, naturopaths and other medical practitioners as major of IBS. The concept of bacteria that survive in the large intestine and find their way to the small intestine to become overpopulated and get affected by the breaking down and absorption of food. It is not that mainstream medicine and the present testing process are not reliable. Symptoms and stress have a strong relationship with people who report exacerbation of symptoms while emotional stress is at its peak.

This is usually related to the sympathetic and parasympathetic sides of the autonomic nervous system and the gut-brain connection. If stress is experienced for longer tenure then the nervous system falls into the state of sympathetic-dominant when the body establishes a  constant state of hypervigilance, less energy level for the process of recovery and digestion. Finally, it leads to suboptimal digestion that results in an imbalanced microbiome which eventually leads to affected digestion which stresses and trapped the sympathetic dominant state to develop a vicious cycle.

How to treat IBS?

Howsoever, there is no clear diagnosis framework to treat IBS so depending upon the possible treatments is listed below:

  • Manage the symptom via pharmaceuticals like laxatives and anti-diarrheal factors.
  • Treat the gut infection via pharmaceutical antimicrobials and herbal antimicrobials
  • Include diet therapies like FODMAP restrictions
  • Supplements and probiotics
  • Introduce cognitive behavioural therapy either by hypnotherapy or CBT

Chinese medicine and acupuncture for IBS:

In the TMC clinic in Singapore, IBS is known to be treated in the combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine and modern pharmaceutical which is eligible to provide a better outcome in comparison to pharmaceutical treatment alone. The first thing that one needs to understand is the term IBS which do not exist in traditional Chinese medicine and similar symptoms are experienced by IBS and modern gastrointestinal diagnosis recognized as treatment strategies of Chinese medicine.  In Chinese medicine, the diagnosis referred to a pattern differentiation that arrives as a unique expression of disease. The entire important step is continued after assessment of general health assessment to have a glimpse of current symptomsand pain relief and restoration with the treatment strategies of acupuncture and herbal medicine. Book the appointment today to get relief from the symptom that has been irritating so long.


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