Irritable bowel syndrome When the bowel functions unpredictably
“Sometimes I don’t have a bowel movement for days, then after that I have diarrhoea.” “I feel that I don’t have control over my bowels and I often experience pain.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their irregular bowel movements when suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
These various symptoms show that the bowels have lost their normal, regular functioning. Phases of constipation, diarrhoea and completely regular bowel movements take turns. After a bowel movement, the unpleasant symptoms decrease.
One of the causes is abnormal intestinal flora in the small intestines that often appears after taking antibiotics. Psychological burdens can also cause irritable bowel syndrome.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on irritable bowel syndrome?
Irritable bowel syndrome from an Ayurvedic perspective
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, irritable bowel syndrome starts with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of irritable bowel syndrome, toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract. Everyone affected knows that heavy foods and food intolerance as well as stress can serve as a trigger for the familiar symptoms.
In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s irritable bowel syndrome complaint varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, the irritable bowel syndrome is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. For example, in the case of irritable bowel syndrome, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins as well as the balancing of the daily diet. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Nutritional recommendations, helpful exercises as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers enable regular defecation again.