Let’s not let IBS dictate our lives anymore!

Get to a place where we don’t blink an eye at garlic, onions, lentils, and beans.

The bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, and abnormal bowel movements can make a good time feel crummy.

Since the digestive system is directly linked with the nervous system, regulating its functions is crucial to effective digestion.

It’s when the nervous system directs the body’s focus away from digesting that the gut gets the short end of the stick and starts to produce gas, and slow down or hasten bowel movements.

Because acupuncture works to regulate the nervous system and neuroendocrine system (think endorphins and serotonin), it can have an effect on digestion. Not only does it affect the digestion indirectly, but it can also directly stimulate the organs and their functions, reminding the body to direct focus.

My goal is to work with you to get your body to a place of strength and balance:

  • Efficient and energised gastrointestinal system
  • Balanced nervous system
  • Healthy nutrient uptake
  • Fewer food allergies or reactions to certain foods/drinks

What might this look like?

  • An appetite in the morning
  • Not feeling overly full after eating
  • Minimal burping and hiccups
  • Little bloating, fluid or gas
  • Little gas
  • Fewer deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, nutrients
  • No abdominal discomfort or pain
  • Formed, complete stools
  • Ghost wipes
  • Calm grounded energy
  • No afternoon dip

Everyone’s IBS is different – I see a variety of presentations, causes, and allergies. Because of this, I approach each person’s IBS differently. My focus will be on what deficiency or imbalance in your body needs support the most.

As a whole-body and lifestyle medicine, TCM aims to assist our bodies as they move through the seasons, encounter different or prolonged stressors, and grow. Inquire to hear about what you can do at home to complement treatments – foods for your specific pattern, eating seasonly, exercises for target channels, and more.

Michelle McNeill

Book an appointment with Michelle today for support with IBS!

Published on May 29, 2024