Hijama/Wet Cupping for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common condition affecting one in five Australians. Now that’s a pretty significant number!

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a chronic condition that affects the large Intestine; it is a gastrointestinal disorder which is affecting the lives of many Australians in today’s society. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a general diagnosis and affects each person differently; multiple factors may play a role in aggravating the condition such as diet, medications and lifestyle.

The gastrointestinal tract consists of the mouth, oesophagus, pancreas, stomach, liver, colon gallbladder, and the small and large intestine.  

When the colon is unable to absorb water, nutrients and salts from undigested food, it results in digestive symptoms.

Some of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome include:

  • Alternating periods of constipation and diarrhoea
  • Abdominal cramping and pain that is relieved after a bowel movement
  • Abdominal distension
  • Bloating
  • Gas and flatulence
  • Cramping

What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be caused by a range of different reasons, there is no one clear answer as to how Irritable Bowel Syndrome develops, however some of the causes include:

  • Synthetic chemicals and heavy metal contaminants
  • Poor diet
  • Stress
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Untreated digestive symptoms
  • Inflammation in the lining of the gut
  • The normal motility of the colon may not work properly
  • Fast movement of the colon’s content can affect the absorption, resulting in too much fluid in the stool causing diarrhoea
  • Colonic movement is too slow causing constipation

How can Hijama assist in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Hijama is a treatment that can cleanse and detox the blood from heavy metals and contaminants. It can also reduce inflammation in the digestive tract by eliminating the toxic blood which draws to the surface of the skin during a Hijama treatment. There are specific points, in the abdominal area that will aid in improving and strengthening the digestive system and reducing inflammation.

It is also recommended that the patient maintains a healthy diet, reducing greasy and fatty foods and incorporating exercise into their weekly routines to improve their symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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