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trigger point therapy for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) gas type and functional abdominal bloating

trigger point therapy for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) gas type and functional abdominal bloating

【female teenager】

【female teenager】

main symptoms

symptoms are worse when someone is behind her or when she is nervous.
symptoms started to appear about 3 years ago. she has been seeing a gastroenterologist, but her symptoms have not improved. she is also taking chinese herbal medicine.
she has difficulty in quiet places such as during tests. at school, she has difficulty concentrating in class, and her results have been affected.
she originally had difficulty burping.
she came to our clinic because she wanted to have acupuncture treatment for her burp, as she could not see any improvement despite various treatments.


we focused on trigger point therapy for the neck and back.
in recent years, the number of trigger points in the neck of young people has been increasing due to smartphones and computers.
this disturbs the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves, causing various symptoms to appear.

treatment results

by using trigger point therapy on the neck and back, the symptoms gradually improved and the effect could be felt after the 3rd treatment.
after the 7th treatment, her symptoms were almost completely cured, and she was able to return to her normal life.


what is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

IBS is a disease that is rapidly increasing in our modern stressful society and refers to a series of syndromes in which the balance of bowel movement is disrupted due to tension and stress.
the brain and intestines are closely related.
the digestive system is slowed down by the sympathetic nervous system and activated by the parasympathetic nervous system.
in other words, the digestive system works better when you are relaxed, and slows down when you are exercising or irritable. this means that irritable bowel syndrome is a disease closely related to the autonomic nervous system, and in many cases, it does not improve with medication alone.

i believe that the most important thing for IBS is to build a body that can stand stress, rather than medication.
today, we live in a stressed society.
physical fatigue leads to mental fatigue, and mental fatigue leads to physical fatigue.
it is important to create a mechanism to alleviate stress throughout the body.