I am fascinated by the Gut, touted as our second brain it is vastly overlooked by conventional medicine.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition I see frequently in practice as a homeopath.
IBS is merely a medical catch-all term for any bowel or gut condition that has no pathology attached to it. In order to arrive at this generic diagnosis you would usually (if your doctor is thorough enough) have been through a few basic tests to see what is happening in your digestive system. Colonoscopies, endoscopies, blood & stool analysis, to rule out Crohn’s, Colitis, Proctitis, Coeliac disease, H-Pylori or other IBD related conditions.
When no pathology is found we are sent away with suppressive medications to stop diarrhoea, or laxatives to get us moving. PPIs to suppress the stomach acid and also antispasmodic drugs to try and ease the cramping.
None of these medications actually address the issue and so we have to depend on them for day to day wellbeing.I have seen dramatic improvements in IBS / IBD symptoms with homeopathy in my years of practice, and truly believe life does not have to be lived on these drugs.