Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome blighting your life?
In the UK approximately 10-20% of people will experience symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at some point in the lives, but many will not see any medical advice. IBS is more common then we think, the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders estimates that between 9-23% of the global population is affected by IBS.
Symptoms may include abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea (sometimes alternating between the two), abdominal bloating, excessive wind, erratic bowel habits.
Sometimes symptoms occur in other parts of the body. These may include headaches, dizziness, backache, passing urine frequently, tiredness, muscle and joint pains, ringing in the ears, indigestion, belching, nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety and depression.
X-rays, blood tests, endoscopies and other diagnostics tests may not reveal any obvious abnormality. Conventional medicine has no cure for IBS. Orthodox medicine may vary from advice on diet and relaxation, to the use of anti-spasmodic drugs and low dose antidepressants.
To coincide with IBS awareness month two of our practitioners, Sophie Driver and Duncan Ford, are offering sufferers of IBS two special packages of nutritional advice and acupuncture in a combined and comprehensive approach to treatment of this common and distressing condition.
Package 1 – £249
- 3 x Acupuncture sessions with Duncan Ford (Initial consultation for 75 min and 2 follow ups for 30 min each)
- 3 x Nutrition sessions with Sophie Driver (1 hour initial consultation and 2 follow ups for 30 min each)
Package 2 – £299
- 3 x Acupuncture sessions (as above)
- 3 x Nutrition sessions (as above)
- PLUS a while-you-wait food intolerance blood test which looks for reactions to 59 commonly eaten foods
Packages will need to be paid for in full at the commencement of the course. Please call our reception team on 01780 480889 if you have any questions, or want a chat with Sophie or Duncan.