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In Western medicine, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain and altered bowel habits without a specific identifiable cause.

Common IBS symptoms include: Abdominal pain or discomfort, Bloating, Gas, Diarrhea, Constipation, Alternating diarrhea and constipation, Mucus in the stool and Urgency to use the bathroom.

The exact cause of IBS remains unknown, but it is thought to involve multiple factors, such as altered gut motility, visceral hypersensitivity, and disturbances in gut-brain communication.

To strengthen and rebalance the body in IBS, Chinese medicine practitioners use a combination of approaches: Acupuncture, Herbal remedies and Dietary therapy.


Chinese medicine's holistic approach to IBS aims to treat the underlying imbalances contributing to symptoms rather than focusing solely on symptom relief. By addressing the root causes and promoting overall health and well-being, Chinese medicine can provide valuable support for individuals with IBS.

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