Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the name for a condition involving dysregulation of gut functioning. The condition causes a variety of problems, including pain, bloating, cramping, and alterations in bowel functioning (i.e., diarrhea or constipation or both.) While the condition is not associated with clear-cut evidence of diseases of the digestive tract, it remains a serious problem that can produce major disruptions in day-to-day functioning. At PIH, we offer a variety of approaches to help you re-establish healthy and effective control of IBS.
These approaches focus on different aspects of the pattern of dysregulation that produce IBS symptoms, and include:
- Gut-directed therapies to restore mind-body balance (David Alter, PhD, LP)
- Training in imagery techniques that have achieved high levels of long-term symptom control in the U.S. and abroad (David Alter, PhD, LP)
- Chinese medicine incorporating acupuncture and herbal strategies (Diane Tanning, RN, MS, LAc)
At PIH, we begin with a comprehensive evaluation to identify your particular needs and then work with you to design an individualized program of care that will support you in re-establishing health and increase your sense of vitality and well-being. We look forward to working with you on your way to balanced health.