Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be a living nightmare for some people. A digestive disorder can quickly become a source of anxiety and anxiety can be a cause of IBS, causing a rapidly developing self-perpetuating cycle. Focusing treatment on both the digestive system and the nervous system is often a necessary approach for IBS and it is something that herbs are perfectly apt to do.
There is nothing like the herbal pharmacy for alleviating irritable bowel syndrome. That is because a tailored herbal prescription can include any of the following to match the particular type of bowel disorder:
Antispasmodic (relieves smooth muscle spasm), carminative (relieves flatulence and soothes spasm and pain – peppermint is a classic example), laxative, antidiarrhoeal, bowel flora (bacteria) modifier, antiparasitic, relaxant (for the central nervous system), antiinflammatory, antiemetic (reduces nausea and vomiting), antimicrobial, antacid, bitter (stimulates and strengthens digestive secretions, choleretic (increases production of bile).
You can see from this list how a medical herbalist is uniquely placed with the best tools for an imbalanced digestive system.
“I can’t thank or recommend Sophie enough for her advice and help. I had been struggling with IBS which had progressively got worse. The Dr then diagnosed colitis and suggested steroids. I knew I did not want to go this route. I was living on immodium daily and had become so severely anxious about having “accidents” that it was stopping me from living a normal life. Thankfully Sophie’s kind and caring nature meant that she fully understood and accepted me being in tears for my first 2 appointments. Through the medicine she provided and a change in diet I’m now a different person. The only time I have a flare up is if I eat something I shouldn’t. My turning point was being able to travel again with no worries about being caught short or having any problems. I have my life back. Thank you x”