Natural Treatment for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome ) Pain


Irritable Bowel Syndrome or more popularly known as IBS is a gastrointestinal dysfunction that particularly targets the colon and large intestine. There are many types of IBS that lead to various different sets of problems. Some of the bodily issues that IBS results in are constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and gas. But one thing is common in all these - the pain and discomfort! It is not a very major ailment but ignorance can lead to adverse circumstances so it’s best to get rid of it at its early stages. Luckily, there are tons of natural treatments for IBS pain.

What Causes IBS?

There surely might be a very common day-to-day thing that causes IBS given that it leads to nearly 3 million cases in India every year. Are you gobbling up extra spicy foods, chocolates, fats, alcohol, or other carbonated beverages? If your answer is yes, chances are that these are what caused you the IBS pain. All these categories of foods can pave way for a gastrointestinal infection that ultimately brings with itself Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Also, too much consumption of antibiotics or even a history of IBS cases in the family can cause IBS too.

What Are The Symptoms?

There are signs given the body every time something ails it and the symptoms of IBS aren’t too hard to pick up. See for these symptoms if you suspect an IBS.

     Presence of mucus (clear or white) in stools

     Stomach cramps and discomfort

     Rectal bleeding

     Bloating and pain

     Constipation or diarrhea that doesn’t go away

Treat IBS Naturally

You do not need expensive tablets or a day-in-day-out route to your doctor if you want to get rid of IBS pain. Follow these naturally healthy and body healing techniques and habits to bring about a stark improvement in IBS pain.

1.   Physical Activities and Workout

When was the last time you went out for a run? It’s never too late to start. While hitting the gym and extra straining activities are not advisable with the pain, staying in bed all day long isn’t either. Include morning and evening walks in your routine. You can choose yoga and meditation sessions. These lifestyle changes will do a world of good to IBS patients. The gas and bloating will be significantly reduced and it will also boost the digestive and immune systems.

2.   Acupuncture

Acupuncture refers to needle-therapy. At specific places in the body, needles are inserted which balances the energy of the body. It is said to channelize the flow of energy in the body in the correct direction and bring about a healthier resistance and cure to IBS symptoms and pain.

3.   Peppermint Oil

The most notable causes of IBS pain are gas and bloating. Peppermint oil will be beneficial in tackling these two.

4.   Psyllium Powder

IBS pain can be naturally subdued by adding more fiber to your diet (be careful with the fiber quantity in case of diarrhea). Psyllium adds soluble fiber to the body which is even better. Add one tablespoon of psyllium powder in water or a bowl full of oatmeal to see the results.

Key Takeaways

IBS is an intestinal disorder that is easily treatable by effective lifestyle choices. A healthy diet and keeping the body moving through exercise are in fact all the natural treatments necessary to relieve yourself of the IBS pain.

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