Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
This month’s case study focuses on Irritable Bowel Syndrome or as it is more commonly known as IBS. IBS is a chronic condition that needs to be managed long term. Symptoms can be quite debilitating and variable including tummy (abdominal) pain, bloating, gas and sometimes bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation. Diet and exercise of course play a big part but if you have an energy block in the gut it needs to be released. Reflexology is very effective for most bowel/colon symptoms as it releases energy blocks and activates peristalsis (contractions of the bowel walls) to help move things along effectively. One lady in her 60’s started coming to the Just Be Clinic in November 2015 to do Reflexology for IBS, as recommended by her Cranio Sacral Therapist. She found it difficult to eat certain foods such as fruit and oranges in particular. After just 2 treatments of reflexology and a blend of aromatherapy oils to use at home, her symptoms improved with all symptoms gone after 4 weeks. After reviewing her progress, we moved treatments out to 2 weeks and then every 4 weeks after 2 months. Today she comes once a month without fail for ‘her fix’ as she calls it, to maintain balance and prevent another flare up of IBS. She now eats everything including oranges. Even her family have commented on how much more relaxed she is around food and eating. She is also more energetic and able to do more exercise. I have to say I love to see how well this lady is today after suffering for years with IBS. It’s so rewarding for me to know the therapies I work with are so effective and help people like this woman live a happy, healthy life. If you or someone you know has IBS, get in touch here or book now for an appointment.