Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, predominantly affects women between the ages of 20 to 40, although some men are affected by it as well. Chinese medicine believes that IBS is caused by imbalances in the spleen. These imbalances cause the spleen and liver to not function optimally, which in turn causes the unpleasant symptoms of IBS. Acupuncture treatments will concentrate on releasing the blockages in the liver and spleen to help alleviate the symptoms of IBS such as diarrhea, abdominal bloating, excessive gas, abdominal pain and heartburn.

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