Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), by definition, has many symptoms. Treating these symptoms is like peeling an onion with many layers. A patient with lived experience of IBS shares novel strategies to restore the health of your gut:
Symptom 1. PAIN: Chronic pain in the abdomen is often a sign of H. Pylori bacterium infection. There is a simple breath test used to rule it out, available even in emerging countries. If you do have an H. Pylori infection, your doctor will likely prescribe you a two-week course of antibiotics.
Symptom 2. DEPRESSION: There is a simple technique to let your suppressed emotional self come to life again, after the trauma of IBS. Find a comfortable spot and grab a pen; start writing questions with your dominant hand and answering them with your non-dominant hand. A variation of this technique, the original, is described in Dr. Lucia Capacchione’s book “The Power of Your Other Hand”. Carl Jung was the first trailblazer in this