Gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is becoming more of a common household word for a variety of reasons. Environmental toxins, changes in farming and processing of food, food allergies, and high stress are just to name a few of the influences.
IBS affects the gut or “gastrointestinal tract” by causing inflammation/swelling of the tissue. Unfortunately, when uncontrolled, it can not only cause significant pain but also can impede the ability for the body to effectively absorb nutrients from food and filter toxins from the body. Think of it as going into battle without a shield and sword. Without your gastrointestinal system working well, you cannot effectively protect, heal, or develop other systems of the body.
Although IBS may be the most “popular” gut diagnosis there are many others such as reflux, ulcers, and colitis that give rise to pain.
No matter what gut issue you may have we can help! Visceral mobilization is one of several manual therapy techniques we may implement to address your gastrointestinal dysfunction. We also work closely with nutritionists to address your specific needs and optimize a more healthier way of eating.
And just an aside…your gut stores the neurotransmitter serotonin…the “mood elevator.” When your gut is healthier you will feel happier! Who doesn’t want that.