Northstar Integrated Health
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS can cause diarrhea, constipation or a combination of the two. This can be a scary condition because sufferers never know if they will need the toilet or when the next bowel movement will come. Our office uses an integrative approach in treating this condition. We combine gentle exercises of the abdominal muscles which allow for better motility in the colon with acupuncture to increase circulation which allows the colon to relax. We optimize the internal environment with probiotics, digestive enzymes & low FODMAP diets to help the colon better self-regulate. We utilize spinal manipulation to the lower back which can help the nerve flow to a stagnated colon. We can even prescribe specific antibiotics to lessen symptoms. We do all these things in combination to increase quality of life.