For patients who come in with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at TCM Health Center we take the time to examine individuals on a case-by-case basis due to the varying symptoms that arise from the condition. Western medicine advocates changes in diet as well as some medication to help control certain symptoms, however, depending on the severity often times patients seek out something more long-term to help with the symptoms.

In traditional Chinese medicine we often see Liver Qi stagnation (Liver invading Spleen). For these patients, stress can often trigger the symptoms to worsen. With the right herbal formula in addition to acupuncture, one can regulate their energy flow to internally change the balance. Patients as a result often see quite rapid outcomes in which they feel significantly less pain and experience few cramps, constipation, diarrhea, etc.

If you have any further questions about acupuncture treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), please feel free to give any one of our locations a call to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

When I worked as a secretary as part of a hospital, I learned that the doctors and staff wouldn’t tell me any stressful issues— the reason being, I would end up in the bathroom for the entire afternoon. It was embarrassing, but they were right! I couldn’t handle a lot of situations without having to excuse myself. I received acupuncture treatment and in addition I took Xiao Yao Wan and the results were incredible. I was able to handle the stress and my GI symptoms lessened immensely.
— Chelsea T.