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Can accupuncture help with IBS?

(5 Posts)
olivo Tue 26-Aug-08 08:35:25

I'm really struggling to control my symptoms of this latest bout, which has lasted about 5 weeks. I wondered whether it might be helped with some accupuncture?

misi Tue 26-Aug-08 10:22:33

don't know about accupuncture, not something I have tried, studied or recommended before, but I do know about the following;

most of my IBS clients get put onto maxicol or lepicol for 3 months before I do anything else with them

olivo Tue 26-Aug-08 10:54:37

thanks for those links, misi - i've had a quick look but will read them properly this evening.
I only wondered about accupuncture because i know it can be used to reduce stress. also, i'm hoping to start ttc soonish and i know accupuncture is ok then. and because the lady who did my accupuncture when i was pg was so lovely and helpful!

misi Tue 26-Aug-08 10:59:01

another link for you then;

I think you can ask questions and find accredited practitioners on this site, the important thing though is to look around and do what is best for you, although I assume that the accupuncture can be done in conjunction with my previous thoughts if you wanted too

olivo Tue 26-Aug-08 11:06:30

thank you!

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