Let’s discover best homeopathic and holistic home remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There are several natural homeopathic remedies and rapid therapies for irritable bowel syndrome treatment but there is not any specific remedy for this disorder. Many people believe, IBS is same to Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis but, in fact, it’s not as much complicated, even some people successfully treated their IBS with Naturopathic, acupuncture and other alternative medicines too. In homeopathy simply by following pet symptoms of an individual you could easily get a permanent cure for this irritating disease. Well, it very much depends on the symptoms as IBS is a syndrome with a great variety. My belief striving for and having great health is a top priority. Yes being healthy is important for your own quality of life but it also affects how you show up and impact those around you. Being healthy is beyond you and actually makes the world a better place because you are a better version of yourself. When you are willing to improve yourself, the world changes! It starts with you but it’s not all about you. It’s about how you can positively impact the world around you. Who do you want to be better for?
How to diagnose IBS?
There are no tests for IBS. It is diagnosed by a GP or GI doctor using the ROME protocol which involves a history and persistence of symptoms. There may a stool test for IBD and a blood test to rule out Celiac disease may be done. And a colonoscopy if over the age of 55 years or if there are some red flag symptoms. All blood, skin and hair analysis are essentially scam techniques proven to be able to diagnose anything related to IBS including such things as the York blood test for food intolerances. Therefore, your whole digestive system goes into severe distress. Things that you could eat you can't anymore.
Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome is curable by homeopathy therapy?
Yes IBS is 100% curable by homeopathic treatment. The homeopaths chief concern is the vital force. I may give an idea of this vital force from the example of an egg. Inside the egg, there is a semi-fluid substance which too many serves no other purpose than food. But give that egg some time and a little warmth, and from that undifferentiated mass of substance comes out a bird with a full structural organization the bones, the beak, the kidney, the liver, the veins and the arteries. Surely somewhere your test tube or any instrument cannot find out where--lay embedded a vital principle (or spark) which beat out that chaotic substance into a complete live animal, active and intelligent, with power to transmit the urge of procreation.
Homeopathy is a natural and dynamic system of health care that looks at each person as a whole, unique individual, and aims to treat an individual’s experience of symptoms by fostering well-being from within. This is done by administering a homeopathic remedy, which aims to stimulate your healing systems based on the principle that ‘like can treat like’. Homeopathy is a form of medicine that uses natural substances to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself. Then I usually tell the cutting onions story and that homeopathic onion is used to treat those same symptoms which may appear as irritable bowel syndrome also.
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Natural Home Remedies for IBS!
Most important thing for IBS-D is to avoid red meat, fats, dairy (milk, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, butter or margarine), egg yolk (egg whites only), red meat (sick to organic white meat of chicken, turkey), seafood is fine (unless you have allergies), pasta, rice, flour tortilla wraps, mangoes, bananas, papayas, mushrooms, potatoes, good white bread no crap wonder bread but French/Italian/sourdough (no whole wheat or grains), stay away from nuts and peanut butter (cashews are good), squash and pumpkins, quinoa, carrots, beets, applesauce, oatmeal, and stay away from pastries, caffeine, and processed foods. Organic is best. Salad dressings are no good, juices (sugar and added preservatives), sodas, alcohol, smoking, chocolate and stress, anxiety and depression are the main cause of IBS attacks so try to start (if you are not already) meditation, yoga, or Tai Chi. Exercise is the best thing you can do and if you have IBS you will have to exercise every day probably for the rest of your life but that isn't bad because it only benefits people in the best ways. Make sure you drink lots and lots of water to stay hydrated. If having pain and spasms, chew on peppermint leaves, try to start a food journal and keep track of what you eat and how often and how it made you feel. This way you can eliminate the foods that are triggers for you. Like I said, everyone has different triggers so what is a trigger for me may not be one for you but keeping a food journal will get you on your way of learning what should eliminate from your diet.
Flaxseed oil: Flaxseed oil is not known to have any particular benefits for IBS and like any oil it can be a trigger. Flaxseed has been clinically shown to be beneficial for individuals with IBS-C.
Peppermint: A mixture of honey and peppermint helps with the spasms.
Acacia Fiber: It is a great soluble fiber supplement that helps control both diarrhea and constipation. It also is prebiotic which means it works with probiotics to create good gut flora and aid in digestion which will help the gas and bloat.
Golden linseeds: Grind them and store them in an air-tight container so they don't spoil. Take a tablespoon a day.
Fennel Seeds: Heathers fennel tea takes the bloating right away, you can also chew some fennel seeds, and I have found the turmeric capsules work great for IBS. Also, fennel tea is great for gas and bloating. Make sure you are getting a tea with the whole fennel seed, and nothing that is ground. Grinding the seed makes the seed loose it medicinal purpose and it will not work as well.
Most Common Causes Of IBS
- Unnatural lifestyle
- Overburden of mental or physical work
- Unbalanced diet and too much use of dairy products, fizzy drinks, fried foods, fast food
- Anxiety or depression
- Addiction to drugs
- Unwanted or too much use of allopathic medicines
- Gastric infections or ulcer in stomach
The process of man's creation is not otherwise. A homeopath especially a beginner, should very often ponder over this fundamental aspect of human life including that of himself and of other men; and only through repeated meditations, he can be sure of his ground as a homeopath, and what more he can have a glimpse into the deeper aspects of the connecting link between the creation and the Creator.
Most Common Symptoms of IBS
- Bloating by eating gassy foods or even by eating fried meals
- Muscular cramps in uppers and lower limbs
- Get nausea after meal or drinking water, milk, juices, etc
- Al alternating condition of constipation and diarrhea
- Copy and mucous stools
- Heavy belching or incomplete sensation of belching
- Sudden or rapid weight loss
- Running or crawling sensation in stomach
Homeopathic Remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
There are no confirmatory etiologies why IBS occur, but the recent studies show that few factors may cause the IBS. Those are the following.
Alteration gastrointestinal motility: The alteration gastrointestinal motility is caused by the abnormal motor activity of GI tract. The abnormal motor activity of gut is caused by the hyper stressful condition; pressure-packed lifestyle, chronic anxiety state, frustration like psychological trigger factors that develop IBS. In this regards the homeopathy drugs like Nux Vomica, Lycopodium, and Aurum met, and acid Phos.
Visceral hypersensitivity and hormone: The visceral hypersensitivity is directly proportional to the repetitive stimulation of gastrointestinal receptors. The several gut hormones like gastrin, secretin, cholecystokinin's, motilin, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) stimulate the gut receptors . It is found that the concentrations of those hormones are increased in IBS patient. Similarly the stress hormone adrenalin, female sex hormone estrogen and progesterone also responsible for stimulation of gut receptors. The repetitive stimulation of receptors causes visceral hypersensitivity. The root cause of more secretion of hormones may be the faulty food habits, faulty lifestyles, stressful atmosphere, the rise of pollution, etc.
So as per the symptoms basis the homeopathic medicines like Pulsatilla, sepia, Natrum Mur, Nux Vomica, sulphur are helpful to reduce the hormone level and help to manage the IBS trigger factors thus provide a long term cure.
Alteration of bacterial flora: Alteration of bacterial flora may result from intestinal infection and inflammation. The bowel nosodes in homeopathy can help a lot in this aspect like proteus, morgan-g, sycotico etc.
Genetic disposition: The genetic disposition is also responsible to some extent for IBS. The homeopathic constitutional medicines like Lycopodium, sulphur, Carcinosin, Thuja, Tuberculinum can help in this regards.
Cina: Best homeopathic remedy for IBS treatments in children who mostly sleep on their belly, itching their nose with fingers and do not comfort by anything, kids are quarrelsome and do not share their toys with other kids. The hunger of Cina kids is not always the same, sometimes they start eating too much food and sometimes they lose their appetite. There may also stomach parasites as well in Cina kids.
Lycopodium Clavatum: This is an herbal remedy made from ground pine extract, frequently used for IBS treatment. Lycopodium patient craves for sweet things and cannot tolerate gassy foods due to weak digestion. There feels a pressure or heaviness with pain in lower abdomen under the navel. Hard stools, diarrhea, lack of confidence, bloating and increase or decrease of appetite are other common symptoms of this remedy.
Gelsemium Sempervirens: Do not forget this important remedy when IBS problems aggravated by anxiety or depression, doesn’t matter it’s constipation or diarrhea or bloating. Where there is an anxiety there must be a cure in Gelsemium.
Argentum Nitricum: A noisy and loud fart is one of the most common symptoms of this remedy. Argentum patients mostly come with symptoms of Acrophobia, hurry in every matter, a strong desire for sweets, nervousness, bloating and blood sugar problems.
Sulphur: A good remedy for those IBS patients who do not care about dressing and cleanliness, actually such people do not care about bathing or wearing a clean dress. They cannot stand for a long time, they always need a support while standing or sitting.
Antimonium Crudum: This is the beast remedy if diarrhea and constipation occur alternatively, such patients got a white coated tongue and they cannot stay long under sun light. Craving for apple is a prominent symptom of this remedy.
Natrum Phosphoricum: There comes a cracking sound from all joints, patient desires for every kind of foods but mostly food disagree. For example, an IBS patient may crave for yogurt or fried eggs but on eating these food there may starts a cramps or vomiting or diarrhea.
Nux Vomica: If someone IBS caused by eating too much junk and spicy foods the definite remedy will be the Nux Vomica. Nux patient got angry on little issues and they like to eat meat, they desire for a stool but during pooping their stool reverse back. It’s most suitable remedy for the men who give priority to their business or job to their family.
Pulsatilla Nigricans: It is also called the women remedy and best suitable for shy type women who like pastries, cakes, ice cream and baked items. They got very little or no thirst at all and start crying over little fights or issues.
Bowel nosodes for IBS: You will still need to know the similimum or the fundamental to choose the bowel nosode correctly and I have found in cases where the gut is not functioning that the bowel nosodes is needed once a week. Even after the millennium the primary source of information regarding bowel nosodes was from the 1951 presentation by Elizabeth Paterson summarizing the 20 years research with thousands of cases that she and her husband John assembled following Bach’s departure to Wales. One needs to take into consideration the context of the era and the nature of many of the patients that Thomas Maugham was consciously attracting not only as a homeopath but also as Chosen Chief of the Druid Order. In the 1970’s he was attracting many hippies as both a spiritual teacher as well as for treatment. They came cluttered with the pathological consequences of recreational drug use masking their more deeply needed miasmatic and constitutional symptoms that are essential for effective homeopathic healing. Morgan 200 followed by Sulphur 10M was prescribed many times for this purpose as a way of cutting through the pathology to allow the symptoms for really deep prescribing for the person to emerge. Even Hahnemann under the influence of Melanie began to start some cases with sulphur. Compton Burnett likewise with initial organopathic treatment to get through to essential person. It needs to be kept in mind that Thomas’s use of bowel nosodes was appropriate to the circumstances of 40-45 years ago for the patients he vibration ally attracted and the prescribing system that he followed. The toxic load of drugs both recreational and legal, Wi-Fi, vaccination, GMO, and etc. has worsened dramatically since the post Thalidomide era of his time. This means that homeopaths need to experiment on patients that are willing to experiment and carry forward the work of Elizabeth and John Paterson, Thomas, etc. not only with bowel nosodes but the emerging range of traditionally and meditatively proved remedies that have been coming on stream during the past 20 years. Meanwhile we have Monsanto and glyphosates destroying the flora and fauna of the digestive tracts of a significant majority of the world’s population. Now the adaptive use, relevant to present circumstances, of remedies such as bowel nosodes are more needed now than ever.
You cannot recover from irritable bowel syndrome either using homeopathic or any other remedies if you do not believe that you can. Then you have to keep trying. Imagine that your disease or whatever you want to call it is like fighting a war. The outcome is always different in the beginning and the middle and the end of a war. Sometimes you start out winning and you lose and sometimes you start out losing and you win. You already know what will happen if you don't put up a fight, but you have more of a chance by standing up to your disease.
Those who are suffering from IBS they have to find the right solution to cure the disease whether it gets from Ayurveda or from homeopathic remedies. Making useless comments does not help. Better understanding the disease will help for sure and modern medicine has no cure. But better understanding the disease and healthy lifestyle and quality of food and homeopathic remedies help with breathing exercise 100% get better.