Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments

Finding irritable bowel syndrome treatments becomes more important when you realize that close to fifty million Americans have the IBS condition.

human figure experiencing sound therapy to reduce IBS symptoms

Before thinking about the kinds of treatments you need, it’s important for you to know just what kind of symptoms point to having irritable bowel syndrome.

Common IBS Symptoms

Sharp pains and irritation in the lower belly is a common symptom. This might be coupled with the passing of excessive gas and bloating.

There will be incidences of diarrhea and constipation.

Due to the kind of discomfort that is commonplace with people suffering from this condition, chances are you might experience cases of depression and anxiety.

This condition is common with people in their late teens and also people in their early forties.

Some IBS Treatments Do Include Medication

Although the cause of IBS still remains technically unknown within the medical community, many experts believe it’s a result of extra sensitivity in the walls of the gut, hence the irritation.

It’s also become difficult for the experts to come up with a cure. Today, the best you can do is manage the condition.

In our view, the unfortunate thing is if you’re suffering from anxiety due to the continuous abdominal pains, many doctors have taken to prescribing medication such as Prozac or other regular antidepressants.

You may want to consider less dangerous methods for dealing with anxiety, such as sound therapy…more on this in a moment.

If you’re experiencing chronic diarrhea, which can be very discomforting, antidiarrheals or anticholinergics may be prescribed in helping you contain the situation. In all likelihood, you may actually be experiencing diarrhea coupled with constipation.

We fully realize that when in the throes of IBS, you might need to use prescribed medication to regulate both complications.

The medicine used to manage constipation is Lubiprostone. When ingested, this medicine will increase the amount of fluid in the intestines, hence allowing easy stool movement.

Natural Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments

Now, if you’d rather remove dangerous pharmaceuticals from your life, there are other methods for dealing with IBS.

Diet is one such method. Soluble fiber should be part of your diet, but it must be the right kind. Soluble fibers to avoid include:

  • Yogurt (most found in stores isn’t cultured for long enough periods)
  • Dairy
  • Most Multi-Vitamins
  • Legumes, such as chick peas, soy beans, or kidney beans (contain raffinose, a sugar found in cauliflower & broccoli)
  • Deep fried food
  • Fructose based food

Foods you should seek out and eat:

  • Parsnips
  • Carrots
  • Peeled apples
  • Chestnuts
  • Bananas
  • Pumpkin & Squash
  • Oatmeal
  • White rice
  • Lean Protein
  • Beets
  • Sweet Potatoes

Moving Beyond Diet & Into Stress Reducing Solutions

Feeling anxiety is common when suffering from IBS. The amygdala in your brain is triggered when you feel anxiety. It brings on that old “fight or flight” response. Anxiety will cause nausea, twitches, stomach pains, chest pains, and a whole host of other negative feelings and conditions.

Not only that, but the physical stressors brought on by irritable bowel syndrome cause even more anxiety.

Constipation creates a buildup of toxins. Eating foods that affect you will put your body into stress. You become dehydrated from the diarrhea and this affects your anxiety. You probably aren’t getting enough exercise, which causes shallow breathing and more anxiety.

Getting the picture?

This is why meditation and yoga are two of the best treatments for IBS. They reduce stress. As a matter of fact, meditation helps focus you on the present moment so you can stop the frantic, anxious thoughts.

When you do this, the amygdala loses the power to put you in the “fight or flight” state, which is quite interesting.

We mentioned dehydration and the stress this puts on your body. Be sure you’re drinking enough water. This leads us into the importance of regular exercise and the proper amount of sleep, two critical ways to reduce your stress.

Combine the Above with Sound Therapy

If you incorporate sound healing into your mix of irritable bowel syndrome treatments, you’re in for a treat.

It’s a form of energy healing and it’s one of the oldest forms of using energy, or sound frequency, to reduce disease and physical conditions. It helps with relieving physical ailments because it does a wonderful job of reducing stress and anxiety.

Think about how sound is the first thing we all experience in our mother’s womb…the soothing sound of Mom’s voice and heartbeat. From there, the natural sound frequencies of nature (birds, running water, leaves rustling, etc) have healing and calming powers.

Now, consider the stress brought on by the sound of sirens, traffic, yelling, or construction noises.

Sound therapy wave phenomena studies from the 1950’s, called Cymatics, revealed how sound has the ability to actually move and formulate matter.

In the case of using sound therapy to help stress and its related physical ailments, it’s a matter of sending “correcting” frequencies to the cells of your body that have become out of tune in terms of their communication with one another.

One of the best irritable bowel syndrome treatments is sound healing. We encourage you to find out more about it. If you’d like to fill out the form below, we’ll be happy to send you more detailed information about it.

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