Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder that affects millions of people in the developed world today. It is twice as common in women as in men, and usually starts to develop before the age of 45.

With acupuncture, laser acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tuina massage and naturopathic advice, we can help you to resolve your symptoms of IBS.

Signs & Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS

Being affected by IBS can be very frustrating and overwhelming. Without any evidence of disease or damage to the organs, our patients experience:

  • Abdominal pain after eating
  • Frequent gas and bloating
  • Stools that contain mucus or undigested food
  • Diarrhea and constipation, sometimes together or in alternation

Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS

The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can often be triggered by an acute bacterial or viral infection, for example during an episode of food poisoning. In our experience however, emotional issues can easily affect digestion and cause or worsen the symptoms, including:

  • Long term stress and worry
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional trauma
  • Grief
  • Stressful events in everyday life

How we treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS

At the Nei Jing center of Chinese Medicine, we use traditional methods of diagnosis and take in consideration each patient’s lifestyle to design a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan that will address all factors. We will combine methods such as

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture,
  • Chinese herbs,
  • Reflexology,
  • Tuina massage and cupping,
  • Nutrition,

that have all been shown to improve gastrointestinal function as well as balance emotions.


Because digestion is designed to shut down in times of perceived danger, lifestyle advice aimed at reducing everyday anxiety has also brought life-changing results to many of our patients.

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

When my best friend suggested that I try acupuncture for my IBS, I was a little doubtful, because I had had the symptoms for such a long time. They were controlling every aspect of my life, and created a lot of restrictions. However, acupuncture did help a lot, and with it and the herbal treatment that goes with it, I have seen more improvement than I would have thought possible. It’s helping me with anxiety, and little by little I am becoming able to eat without anxiety again.
Walter H.

People Say

The treatment I received at Nei Jing really helped me to regain emotional freedom as well as physical health. I had come out of a very difficult couple of weeks - with diarrhea and constant brain fog - when I decided to finally try acupuncture for my digestive problems. I had a reflexology session first, after which I became very emotional and cried a lot - and in the following days started to feel much, much better. I continued with regular acupuncture sessions for a few months, and the digestive symptoms gradually reduced, and the brain fog cleared up. I still follow the dietary recommendations that I received, and my digestion seems to have gone back to normal now.
Daniela P.