What’s not considered much in orthodox diagnosis or treatment is the individuality of each case: IBS actually has many potential different causes so, homeopathically speaking, it has many potential different cures. Your IBS might have stress and tension as its only trigger; but it could also be the case that your suffering stems from problems of malabsorption ('leaky gut syndrome'); or damage from anti-biotic overuse; or the aftermath of gastroenteritis; or food or substance poisoning; or parasitosis; or candidiasis - and on. A homeopathic consultation works to identify the different ‘layers’ making up your condition, as well as identifying your dominant constitution, and will prescribe appropriately for each aspect.
If you have some idea of the triggers for your own symptoms, or know that it’s a case of ‘never been well since’ that has contributed to the difficult and uncertain state of your stomach and gut, try homeopathic treatment with me to actually sort out the condition rather than simply alleviate it. And if you have no real idea about where it started and what drives it, then homeopathic and naturopathic remedies can still be aimed at your specific symptoms, be they reflux, stomach pain, digestive discomfort, bloating, wind, colic, diarrhoea or constipation.
So if you’d like to actually sort out this condition rather than merely managing it, email or message me to book a FREE fifteen minute chat to introduce your case and find out how homeopathy could help you.
Cases from my files:
Mr BP, age 87:
This gentleman had suffered IBS symptoms for over thirty-five years, after several bouts of food poisoning occurring in rapid succession in a single year had made him extremely ill. He never fully recovered, and conventional medicines never settled his indigestion and abdominal symptoms, which in old age included constant slight faecal incontinence. After one week on the best indicated remedy for his history and symptoms, his gut came good, and remained that way: “It’s the best state my poor old tum’s been in for years.”
Mr ML, age 42:
This chap had enjoyed travelling extensively throughout India and south-east Asia in his twenties and thirties, and had accepted regular bouts of ‘Delhi belly’ as part and parcel of the experience. When it came time for him to settle down to life in the UK, however, his gut simply didn’t settle along with him. Persistent bouts of diarrhoea for over a decade had left him very thin and “feeling seedy all the time”. Six weeks after beginning treatment with me he emailed to say that his gut was now “regular rather than riotous”, he was feeling well, sleeping better than he had done in years, and beginning to put on some much needed weight.
Mrs DB, age 69:
Acting on a friend's suggestion, she contacted me for help with lifelong digestive problems. These would regularly have her up in the wee small hours trying to ease the pain in her abdomen, and “actually frightened to go to the loo sometimes” because of chronic bouts of severe constipation, despite having been vegetarian for many years: “Diarrhoea seems like a treat in comparison.” Very shortly after homeopathic treatment began the abdominal pains disappeared, allowing her to sleep through the night, and her gut was functioning regularly and easily for the first time in over twenty years: “…having a poo is my favourite thing to do now! My husband thinks I’m mad, going off to the loo with a happy smile on my face … but it’s so much better. Soooo much better than before. I’m no longer afraid.”
Mrs SS, age 63:
This very caring and hard-working woman presented with four and a half years’ of chronic, unpredictable, painful and explosive diarrhoea. A combination of traumatic stress, work stress, and several prolonged courses of antibiotics for chest and urinary tract ailments in the two years preceding the start of her IBS had created ‘a perfect storm’ in her gut. Two rounds of homeopathic remedies and appropriate probiotics saw her ditching the incontinence pants, travelling around in the course of her working day without fear of having to suddenly stop to relieve herself “anywhere and everywhere”, and undertaking a long (and long needed) cruise holiday with her husband. “He can’t believe the change in me – I’m a new woman!”