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How Manual Osteopathy Can Relieve Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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For those grappling with the distress of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the discomfort can feel never-ending. The abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation associated with IBS can be frustrating and even debilitating. But there is hope. Manual osteopathy can provide substantial relief for IBS sufferers. Manual osteopathy normalizes digestive function by reducing the strain and tension on the nerves that regulate the gastrointestinal tract. Furthermore, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) can boost circulation and drainage in the abdomen, flushing out toxins and waste.

If you’re seeking a solution to your IBS symptoms, why not book an appointment with a manual osteopath today? IBS is a chronic digestive system condition characterized by typical symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation that often occur after eating. Although there is no cure, various treatments, such as dietary changes and medication, can help manage the symptoms.

What is IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the digestive system. The most common symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that can last for years. There is no cure for IBS, but there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms.

What are the symptoms of IBS?

Many people experience common symptoms of IBS, such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. These symptoms typically occur after eating. There is no cure for IBS, but there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms. Some people find that making dietary changes, such as avoiding trigger foods, can help relieve their symptoms. Others may need to take medication to control their symptoms.

How can manual osteopathy help relieve symptoms of IBS?

Manual osteopathy can help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in several ways.

  1. Alleviates abdominal pain
  2. Reduces bloating and discomfort
  3. Improves digestion and gut function
  4. It helps regulate bowel movements
  5. Addresses stress and anxiety related to IBS

Manual osteopathy, in particular, offers several benefits for those struggling with IBS. By alleviating abdominal pain, reducing bloating and discomfort, and improving digestion and gut function, manual osteopathy can help regulate bowel movements. Furthermore, manual osteopathy can provide a more comprehensive approach to symptom relief by addressing stress and anxiety related to IBS.

Manual osteopathy may answer those whose symptoms persist despite traditional treatments. Skilled manual osteopaths are trained to diagnose and treat bodily restrictions through various techniques. Book an appointment today if you’re considering manual osteopathy as a treatment for IBS.

Osteopathic treatment for IBS will include thoroughly examining your symptoms, medical history, diet, and stress levels. The practitioner will also perform a physical examination to assess the abdomen for tenderness, bloating or other irregularities. The OMT will reduce strain and tension on the nerves regulating the gastrointestinal tract and improve circulation and drainage in the abdomen. Along with the OMT, you’ll receive education on self-care and diet and, potentially, referrals to other healthcare providers such as gastroenterologists or nutritionists.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed will vary based on symptom severity and overall health factors. Most patients require 6-12 treatments, although some may see improvement after just a few. The response to treatment will also determine the number of treatments needed. After the initial treatment, some patients may only require occasional “tune-up” treatments.

So, if you’re tired of feeling the discomfort of IBS, why not try manual osteopathy and experience relief today?


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