Synergy Healthcare

IBS Clinic

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome ?

Irritable bowel syndrome is now a very common condition, with many GPs only able to prescribe symptom control, without much advice as how to approach the problem effectively. The symptoms of this condition can be very distressing, to the extent that many sufferers avoid social situations due to fear of embarrassment. The symptoms include diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, bloating, flatulence, indigestion and constipation.

How does the condition develop ?

This condition develops as a result of lifestyle issues that lead to prolonged periods of stress. Issues such as a death in the family, pressure at work, family demands, relationship difficulties or financial problems. During this period of stress the body produces adrenaline to increase energy enabling the person to cope with the problems. However, one side-effect is to shut down digestion. Over a period of time undigested food passes into the bowel leading to a lack of good bacteria and the development of food intolerances. The nutritional status of the person becomes depleted and they experience tiredness making them more prone to feel stressed.

What does the treatment involve ?

Our IBS clinic is lead by our Registered Nurse, Jordan O’Donnell, who is qualified and experienced in treating digestive problems using naturopathic methods. Following a thorough review of the client’s lifestyle and symptoms a physical assessment will reveal the extent of the imbalances that have occurred. This is important for the development of an effective treatment plan.

The treatment plan may include:

  • A course of Colonic Hydrotherapy (this will help cleanse the colon, clear any candida or bad bacteria and reshape and exercise the colon muscles).
  • Diet advice and Supplement Recommendation (to address nutritional imbalances, correct diet habits, aid digestion and rebalance bowel flora).
  • Herbal Medicine (this enables the treatment to be highly individualized, treating nervous conditions along with digestive symptoms in the same remedy).
  • Food Intolerance Testing (to identify troublesome foods that may cause bloating, tiredness, lack of energy, headaches, diarrhoea).

Other treatments may include:

  • Reflexology, Hypnotherapy, Acupuncture and Massage (to help relax the mind and body to conteract stress).

It is most important to anyone’s health to have good digestion. Correcting the physical problems and nutritional imbalances enables the client to cope much better with stressful situations.

1 hour IBS Consultation: £55