Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is common disorder that affect large intestine. Signs and symptoms that includes abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, mucus in stool, alternate diarrhoea and constipation.
People with IBS, more commonly than others, have gastroesophagel reflux, symptoms relating to the genitourinary system, chronic fatigue, syndrome, fibromyalgia, headache, backache and psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety. About a third of men and women who have IBS also report sexual dysfunction typically in the form of a reduction in libido.
IBS can cause persistence discomfort but does not cause severe complications. No specific laboratory or imaging tests can diagnose irritable bowel syndrome. Diagnosis should be based on symptoms, the exclusion of worrisome features, and the performance of specific investigations to rule out organic diseases that may present similar symptoms.
Warning symptoms that need investigation
- Change in bowel habit
- Passing blood per rectum
- Constant abdominal pain
- Weight loss
Treatment for IBS
Homeopathy plays an important role in treatment of IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional disorder with no pathology, only alteration in the function of large intestine. Homeopathic medicines helps to restore the altered function of intestine and restores its motility and also functionality. it also helps in effectively controlling the symptoms such as irregular bowel movements, constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, etc. Regular treatment helps in reducing the frequency of attacks with intensity gradually so that the person’s overall health is restored back to normal. As far as the duration and results of the treatment are concerned, these vary from case to case and are dependent on number of factors such as the severity of the condition, its duration, causative factor other parameters like family history, general. The benefits of Homeopathy also go a step further since the treatment also helps in preventing recurrence of the condition as time progresses.
In case taking we mainly focus on concerns of the patient, his or her adaptation, reaction in that condition which is emerging from his state. This helps us to select the individualised homeopathic remedy
At Healing Harmony, we have several cases of IBS sharing with you a case 15 years old female who came with complaints of loose stools after eating anything. She had stitching pain in abdomen since 2 years followed by loose motions. She has been taking allopathic medicines but with no relief in her complaints. She had to go for motions atleast 4 to 5 times in a day.
The patient was studying in her 10th grade when she came to us and had scored 28% in her last internal semester examination. The parents were extremely worried about the patient’s academic performance. The family belonged to a modest background wherein father was working in housekeeping in a bank and mother was working as house help.
When the patient came in the consultation room, she evidently looked sad and was sitting quietly for a long time. She did not want to talk. On repeated questioning she told that her father beat her & scolded her when she got less marks in her exams.
She added her father beats her in front of her brother, mother and relatives. She feels bad about that but cannot back answer or never defends herself.
In explaining the result of 28% in her last exams she says “I had worked very hard. But during the exam I forgot things. I couldn’t recollect words and sentences” She is very fearful and anxious, constantly thinking about the incidence where her father beat her.
She feels angry when her father scolds her but cannot express. She feels the constant fear when her father is at home. Sometimes she also feels that this is was unjust what happened with her and wants to retaliate. “But how can you answer back to your father, it is not right”, she adds.
Based on this history, she was prescribed Ignatia 30 With seven days she had
- no pain in abdomen
- frequency of stool reduced to once in a morning.
After about a month, during the follow up she admitted that her fears have reduced. She was now she is talking with her father. She said, “my father’s behaviour has change now, he doesn’t scold me anymore”. Mind you, the father was not treated
As of date, the patient is doing extremely well, she has cleared her 10th board exams with 58% and is looking for admissions in Junior College. Not only was her IBS cured completely, her mental state (anxieties, fear, forgetfulness) was cured too.
These may seem miracles, but truly are the art & science of homeopathy. To know more about homeopathy or the work we do or to book an appointment visit us at www.healingharmony.in
*Please note the treatment in homeopathy is very individualistic and holistic which means it is patient centric and not disease centric. The remedy Ignatia should not be used in all cases of IBS unless indicated based on patient’s physical and mental make-up.