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Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Then soothe your stomach with Acupuncture

June 12th, 2023


Up to 12 million people in the UK are affected by IBS causing discomfort and embarrassment at some time in their lives.  More women seek help but it’s common in both sexes and often starts between 15 and 40 years old.  Acupuncture has been found to be very effective in relieving the symptoms of IBS – bloating, swelling, bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation and nausea. Acupuncture recognises how emotional stress can combine with physical factors to stagnate the body’s vital energy known as Qi.  Treatments strengthen the digestive tract increasing motility by stimulating the nervous system and the vagus nerve.   It can reduce anxiety, depression and alleviate stress.  Dietary advice is also given.  By treating the underlying cause rather than just the symptoms acupuncture can provide longer term relief for sufferers.


Alison Fletcher MBAcC  (Practising over 20 years)

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