Clinical Study: Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Full-Young Chang, Ching-Liang Lu Division of Gastroenterology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Summary: Soluble fibre and peppermint oil are both known to be helpful for those suffering from constipation or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). While probiotics have been used in many trials with overall benefit, it is still unclear which strains may provide the most aid. Hypnotherapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy can also bring relief to IBS sufferers if they are an appropriate patient type. Certain herbal formulas may also offer some comfort but safety should always be a top priority when considering them as treatment options. The effectiveness of all interventions has shown positive results through systematic reviews or meta-analyses conducted by reliable sources.

Disclaimer: IBS/W is sharing this study for informational purposes. IBS/W may help alleviate certain symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), however IBS/W is not approved to treat clinically determined IBS. It is important that you speak with your healthcare provider to get a proper diagnosis and see what treatment is best for you.

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