Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Do you suffer from pain, gas, cramping or bloating, and diarrhoea or constipation. Every case of IBS is different; you may find your symptoms are triggered by certain foods, stress, hormonal changes, or medications.

What is this condition?

IBS affects up to one in ten people though nearly twice as many women as men, though most people don’t consult a doctor for their symptoms.  Conventional treatments will suggest dietary and lifestyle changes, stress-management techniques, and medication.

Is this service right for me?

In the clinic, we find stress can be a significant trigger.  Our findings are borne out as some of the same chemicals (serotonin), that affect your brain when you’re anxious impacts the normal movement of your intestines, too.

How is it treated?

The messy effects of this gut-brain connection can be combated by Acuhealth’s stress management techniques (see our section on Stress) to ease the problem.

Acupuncture has long been recognised as an effective alternative to medical therapies in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life for patients.  Acuhealth’s patient centred approach provides personalised treatment plans that will help to manage and relieve your condition.

Acuhealth treatment will include some or all of the following:


Laser therapy

Lifestyle advice.

How much time does it take?

Each session takes approximately one hour.

How much does it cost?


Is it covered by private health insurance?

All treatments are covered by the leading health insurance companies.