Irritable Bowel Syndrome Homeopathic treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common problem with the intestines. In people with IBS, the intestines squeeze too hard or not hard enough and cause food to move too quickly or too slowly through the intestines. IBS usually begins around age 20 and is more common in women.

IBS is also called functional bowel syndrome, irritable colon, spastic bowel and spastic colon. It's not the same as inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis.

The main hypothesis for the cause and development of human IBD is that there is a dysregulation of the mucosal immune responses to intestinal microflora and/or dietary antigens. This same abnormal immune response to dietary antigens is often suspected in feline IBD. Recent investigations have focused on attempts to better define the immunopathogenisis of the disease.

Top: normal mucosa of the duodenum, featuring healthy villi and intact surface enterocytes. Lower: flattened mucosal surface with the absence of villi and surface enterocyte injury.

The absorption of digested food happens in the small intestine, mainly in the first two parts, the duodenum and the jejunum. The walls of these parts of the digestive system form tiny finger-like projections called villi with deep crypts between them. These villi are lined by cells called enterocytes, which work to absorb nutrients and pass them into the blood stream to nourish the body. The importance of these cells can not be overstated. These cells are born in the base of the villi, known as the crypts, and travel to the top of the villi where they are shed off, constantly being renewed as in their short life, they work incredibly hard.

The changes seen in the intestines of a cat with IBD include clear architectural changes. The villi change their shape and become flat and blunted, fusing together and decreasing the surface area available for absorption of nutrients. Inflammatory infiltrate fills the crypts and flattens the wall of the gut. The cells lining the villi, the all important enterocytes, can no longer function properly. The integrity of the gut mucosa is damaged, and as results in increased permeability to toxins from the gut lumen and increased bacterial translocation.

The long-coiled, roller-coaster intestines can become an irritant like short temper. Irritable bowels often go on strike and throw everything (undigested foods) out of the abdomen with pain, restlessness, weakness, etc. Usually, one feels rejuvenated after good food. But irritable bowel syndrome sufferers become restless and uncomfortable immediately after food. The irritable bowel syndrome is one of the commonest conditions people suffer from and live with ending in a hopeless dejected state.
Irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon/spastic colitis) is a multifaceted functional disorder of intestines which often reflect in digestion, absorption and motility of food particles in the intestines. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms rather than a disease.

IBS How effect whole body mind

How can stress affect IBS?

Stress may trigger symptoms in people with IBS especially in modern lifestyle. Talk to your family doctor about ways to deal with stress, such as exercise, relaxation training or meditation.

Talk to your family doctor about ways to deal with stress, such as exercise, relaxation training or meditation.

Food play major role in stress management like few food decrease stress like chocolate etc .

He or she may have some suggestions or may refer you to someone who can give you some ideas.

Your doctor may also suggest that you talk to a counselor about things that are bothering you.

Will IBS get worse over time?

No. While IBS will probably recur throughout your life, it won't get worse. It doesn't cause cancer or require surgery, and it won't shorten your life.

It doesn't cause cancer or require surgery, and it won't shorten your life.It only make life worse.

What if IBS interferes with my daily activities?

IBS may have caused you to avoid doing certain things, like going out or going to work or school. While it may take some time for your efforts to pay off, you may find new freedom by following a plan that includes a healthy diet, learning new ways to deal with your stress and avoiding foods that may make your symptoms worse.

While it may take some time for your efforts to pay off, you may find new freedom by following a plan that includes a healthy diet, learning new ways to deal with your stress and avoiding foods that may make your symptoms worse.

So food + medicine help in real cure ,So homeopathy is best resort for these cases.


Stress can stimulate colon spasms in people with IBS.

If you have IBD, you may have had someone tell you that you should "relax" or that you should learn to manage your stress. Perhaps someone has even told you that your stress was a direct cause of your IBD.

This is because in the past, it was widely believed that there was a psychological component to IBD.This stress may manifest itself in a variety of ways such as irritability,depression, or panic attack. IBD itself is causing stress, and in turn, the stress causes the psychological problems. The psychological problems then exacerbate the IBD, creating a vicious circle. The stress did not cause the IBD. It is, however, going to make IBD, or any illness, worse.

The colon has many nerves that connect it to the brain. These nerves control the normal contractions of the colon and cause abdominal discomfort at stressful times. In people with IBS, the colon can be overly responsive to even slight conflict or stress. Stress makes the mind more aware of the sensations that arise in the colon.

For eg someone has exam or interview they feel stressed motion increase most of people observe these symptoms in life span .

IBS symptoms can also increase a person’s stress level. 

Some options for managing stress include 

· participating in stress reduction and relaxation therapies such as meditation
· getting counseling and support
· taking part in regular exercise such as walking or yoga
· minimizing stressful life situations as much as possible
· getting enough sleep

Causes of Inflammatory bowel disease(IBD)

The exact causes of this disorder are not known. It is believed that miscommunication of messages from the brain to the intestinal tract could cause abnormal muscle contractions or spasms causing cramping pain. These spasms may then cause diarrhea or constipation.

Some of the potential causes, triggers or factors that might worsen the symptoms are as follows: 

Brain-gut signal problems - Signals between the brain and nerves of the small and large intestines, also called the gut, control how the intestines work. Problems with brain-gut signals may cause IBS symptoms, such as changes in bowel habits and pain or discomfort.·        

GI motor problems: Normal motility, or movement, may not be present in the colon of a person who has IBS. Slow motility can lead to constipation and fast motility can lead to diarrhea. Spasms, or sudden strong muscle contractions that come and go, can cause abdominal pain. Some people with IBS also experience hyperreactivity, which is an excessive increase in contractions of the bowel in response to stress or eating.·         

Mental health problems: Mental health, or psychological, problems such as panic disorder, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder are common in people with IBS. The link between these disorders and development of IBS is unclear. GI disorders, including IBS, are often found in people who have reported past physical or sexual abuse. Researchers believe people who have been abused tend to express psychological stress through physical symptoms.·         

Bacterial gastroenteritis: Some people who have bacterial gastroenteritis—an infection or irritation of the stomach and intestines caused by bacteria—develop IBS. Researchers do not know why gastroenteritis leads to IBS in some people and not others, though psychological problems and abnormalities of the lining of the GI tract may be factors.·         

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO): Normally, few bacteria live in the small intestine. SIBO is an increase in the number of bacteria or a change in the type of bacteria in the small intestine. These bacteria can produce excess gas and may also cause diarrhea and weight loss. However, the studies were weak and more research is needed to show a link between SIBO and IBS.·         

Body chemicals: People with IBS have altered levels of neurotransmitters, which are chemicals in the body that transmit nerve signals, and GI hormones, though the role these chemicals play in developing IBS is unclear.·         

Food sensitivity: Many people with IBS report that certain foods and beverages can cause symptoms, such as foods rich in carbohydrates, spicy or fatty foods, coffee, and alcohol. However, people with food sensitivity typically do not have clinical signs of food allergy. Researchers have proposed that symptoms may result from poor absorption of sugars or bile acids, which help break down fats and get rid of wastes in the body.IBS can occur at any age, but it often begins in the teen years or early adulthood. It is twice as common in women as in men.


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Risk of suffering from IBS is more common among the following:

In people younger than 35 years. About 50% of those suffering from IBS are below 35 years and 40% develop the symptoms between 35 to 50 years.
IBS is 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men
People suffering from panic disorder or other psychological conditions
People having a family history of IBS
People who having a history of physical or sexual abuse or other psychological trauma.
People with other conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (which causes severe fatigue), fibromyalgia (which causes widespread muscle and soft-tissue pain and tenderness), and temporomandibular disorder (which causes pain and discomfort in the jaw muscles and joint)


Complications of Inflammatory bowel disease(IBD)


The complications of functional diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are relatively limited. Since symptoms are most often provoked by eating, patients who alter their diets and reduce their intake of calories may lose weight. Fortunately, loss of weight is unusual in functional diseases, and it should suggest the presence of a non-functional disease. Symptoms that awaken patients from  sleep also are more likely to be due to non-functional than functional diseases.

Most commonly, functional diseases interfere with the patients' comfort and their daily activities. For example, patients who suffer from morning diarrhea may not leave their home until the diarrhea stops. If the diarrhea is constant, they may go only to places where they know that a toilet is readily available. Patients who develop pain after eating may skip lunch. Very commonly, patients associate symptoms with specific foods, such as milk, fat, vegetables, etc. Whether or not these associations are real, these patients will restrict their diets accordingly. Milk is the food that is most commonly eliminated, often unnecessarily and to the detriment of adequate calcium intake. The interference with daily activities also can lead to problems with interpersonal relationships, especially with spouses. However, most patients with functional disease tend to just live with their symptoms and infrequently visit physicians for diagnosis and treatment.

Complication of IBD is crohns or ulcerative colitis

Symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease(IBD)

The most common symptoms of IBS are as follows:

 Altered bowel movements/habits: Some people with IBS have constipation (difficult or infrequent bowel movements, hard stools); others have diarrhea (frequent loose stools, often with an urgent need to move the bowels); and some people experience both, for example several weeks of constipation followed by a few days of diarrhea. The diarrhea typically occurs immediately after a meal or when getting up in the morning. Sometimes people with IBS pass mucus with their bowel movements

2. Abdominal pain and cramps: The abdominal discomfort of an irritable bowel ranges from sharp, cramp to a continuous, dull ache. Common sites of pain include the lower abdomen, specifically the left lower quadrant. Meals may precipitate pain while pain is commonly relieved by defecation.

3. Gas formation, bloating, abdominal distention: Patients frequently report increased amounts of bloating and gas and distended feeling.

4. Urgency: Sometimes the person with IBS has a cramp and an urge to move the bowels but cannot do so.

5. Sensation of incomplete evacuation: The patient feels like he still needs to have a bowel movement after he has already had one.(incomplete evacuation)

6. Extra-colonial symptoms: In addition, a number of other symptoms not directly related to bowel may be present in patients with IBS. These include: nausea (with or without vomiting), feeling full after eating only a small meal, difficulty swallowing, a sensation of a lump in the throat or a closing of the throat, heartburn or acid indigestion, chest pain, sensation of urinary urgency, incomplete emptying after urinating, fatigue and generalized body ache or muscular pains, and pain during sexual intercourse.


Factors leading to GI Tract permeability and mucosal deficiency

Inflammation of the gut lining, often involving candida yeast overgrowth, is the primary symptom of leaky gut syndrome and IBS.Leaky gut syndrome, also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a condition that has been linked with a variety of health problems, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This overview of leaky gut syndrome/intestinal permeability as it relates to IBS will help you to better understand the condition and to determine if it may be playing a role in your own symptoms.

Brain-gut signal problems. Signals between the brain and nerves of the small and large intestines, also called the gut, control how the intestines work. Problems with brain-gut signals may cause IBS symptoms/ GI distress, such as changes in bowel habits and pain or discomfort.
GI motor problems. Normal motility, or movement, may not be present in the colon of a person who has IBS. Slow motility can lead to constipation and fast motility can lead to diarrhea. Spasms, or sudden strong muscle contractions that come and go, can cause abdominal pain. Some people with IBS also experience hyperreactivity, which is an excessive increase in contractions of the bowel in response to stress or eating.
Mood Disorders. Scientists have confirmed that their is a strong mind & gut connection that are both affected by the same hormones and neurotransmitters, with both being very sensitive to stress and chemical imbalances. Mood disorders such as chronic stress/anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder that cause decreased blood flow to the gut are common in people with IBS/GI disorders.
Pathogens & Bacterial Dysbiosis. A heavy influence of toxins, parasites, fungus and yeasts, along with a negative balance gut bacteria lead to development of abnormalities of the lining of the GI tract that leads to the development of Gastrointestinal disorders.

Regular use of antibiotics kills off both necessary beneficial gut bacteria along with negative, gut bacteria. NSAIDs, pain killers, antacids, and alcohol cause damage and inflammation to the mucosal lining of the GI system.

Genetics. There does seem to be an genetic influence with people suffering from IBS/GI disorders. Research has shown that IBS is more common in people with family members who have a history of GI problems. However, the cause could be environmental or the result of heightened awareness of GI symptoms.
Food/Food sensitivity/Allergies. Many people with IBS/GI disorders report that certain foods and beverages can cause symptoms, such as foods rich in carbohydrates, spicy or fatty foods, coffee, and alcohol. Gluten and casein peptides, food additives, chemicals/dyes, and over processing of foods can cause an acute autoimmune response that affects all systems of the body.


Why may fiber be helpful?

Fiber can be helpful because it improves how the intestines work.

There are 2 types of fiber:

Soluble fiber helps both diarrhea and constipation. It dissolves in water and forms a gel-like material. Many foods contain soluble fiber such as apples, beans and citrus fruits. Psyllium, a natural vegetable fiber, is a also a soluble fiber. You can buy psyllium supplements (some brand names: Fiberall, Metamucil, Perdiem) to drink and you can add it to other foods.

Insoluble fiber helps constipation by moving material through your digestive system and adding bulk to your stool. Insoluble fiber is in whole grain breads, wheat bran and many vegetables.
Increase the fiber in your diet slowly. Some people feel bloated and have gas if they increase their fiber intake too quickly. Gas and bloating usually improve as you get used to eating more fiber. The best way to increase your fiber intake is eat a wide variety of high fiber foods. For more information, read the handout, "Fiber: How to Increase the Amount in Your Diet."

Self care measure:



  • Get accustomed to emotions
  • Take timely balanced diet (if need be, consult nutrition expert)
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take smaller meals at frequent intervals
  • Take high fibre diet with less fat
  • Do regular exercise


  • Stress, tension, depression, disappointment, envy
  • Smoking, drinking alcohol and tobacco chewing
  • Food containing heavy spices, chillies, pepper and sausages
  • Heavy protein diet like meat, beans, etc.
  • Heavy fatty meal or snacks (fried items, cheese, ice cream, chocolates, etc.)
  • Milk products and sweets with high sugar
  • Over processed or cooked foods
  • Aerated drinks, coffee and tea
  • Drugs like NSAIDs / pain killers
  • Chemical laxatives or purgatives to clean stomach

Self care measure of IBS

Diet and Nutrition

Malnutrition may occur in ulcerative colitis, although it tends to be less severe than with Crohns disease. Patients with ulcerative colitis may experience reduced appetite and weight loss.

Patients should strive to eat a well-balanced healthy diet and focus on getting enough calories, protein, and essential nutrients from a variety of food groups. These include protein sources such as meat, chicken, fish or soy; dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese (if the patient is not lactose-intolerant); and fruits and vegetables.

Depending on your nutritional status, your doctor may recommend that you take a multivitamin or iron supplement. Other types of dietary supplements, such as probiotics (healthy bacteria like lactobacilli), are being investigated for ulcerative colitis, Studies suggest that probiotics do not help much for remission, but they may have modest effects for reducing disease activity and improving symptoms in people with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis.

Certain types of foods may worsen diarrhea and gas symptoms, especially during times of active disease. While people vary in their individual sensitivity to foods, general guidelines for dietary management during active disease include:

·         Eat small amounts of food throughout the day.

·         Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water (frequent consumption of small amounts throughout the day).

·         Eat soft, bland foods and avoid spicy foods.

·         Avoid high-fiber foods (bran, beans, nuts, seeds, and popcorn).

·         Avoid fatty greasy or fried foods and sauces (butter, margarine, and heavy cream).

·         Limit milk products if you are lactose intolerant (or consider taking a lactase supplement to improve tolerance). Otherwise, dairy products are a good source of protein and calcium.

·         Avoid or limit alcohol and caffeine consumption.


Homeopathic Treatment


The homeopathic treatment for Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) on the concept of immuno-correction, using medicines which are supposed to correct the immune mechanism which is responsible for the formation of ulcerations in the colon. Homeopathy aims at immuno-modulation using the medicines which are also capable of addressing the genetic predisposition,  helping the disease process at a deeper level.

In Homeopathy, patients are treated rather than the diseases or syndromes or its effects. Homeopathy treats the patient as a whole (mental and physical state) on symptoms’ similarity. So, in Homeopathy, the prescription differs from person to person, each patient is treated individually for the set of symptom presentation. Homeopathy clears harboured indigestion and provides health by enhancing digestion andabsorption. Also, in Homeopathy, the medicines are not given just for arresting the diarrhoea or releasing constipation, but given for regaining normal rhythmic peristaltic movement. Giving paramount importance to patient’s feelings, precipitating factors, aggravating factors and ameliorating factors, the selected Homeopathy medicine will calm down the intestines and make them function normally. Altogether, Homeopathy can give cure or better relief from IBS without any side-effects.

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The duration of treatment:

The total length of treatment varies form case to case, depending of the following factors:

  • Duration of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Extent  of  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Previous or current medication such as cortisone or other immunosuppressive medicines. 
  • General health and associated diseases

One may expect a definite improvement in about four months. The total length of medication may be anything between six months to two years or longer, depending on various parameters. Tapering of the conventional treatment can be achieved over the period of time, in coordination with a local gastroenterologist.



Why homeopathy for Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

The major benefits of homeopathy could be summarized as under:· It offers excellent treatment which has a success rate of over 70%

· It offers immuno-correction hence gives deep-level healing

· It offers long-lasting cure instead of temporary relief.

· It helps to reduce (and eventually stop) need for cortisone and other medicines· It is absolutely harmless, safe and non-toxic. · It helps arrest further progress of disease and hence deterioration caused by disease.

· If administered in early stage it prevents complications like joint swelling, skin and eye complication, and even chances of colon cancer.

· It is possible to avoid surgery with timely administered homoeopathy medicines for ulcerative colitis.

· It significantly helps to reduce the relapse and recurrence of condition. It treats the disease from root and not merely superficially.


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Homeopathic Remedies(medicines) for IBS (irritable bowel disease)

The following Homoeopathic medicines may prove beneficial:- Argentum nit, Cal.carb., China, Carbo veg, Lycopodium, Nat. phos, Nux vomica, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Robinia, sulphuric acid etc.

Argentum nit
Suitable to person who have craving for sweets.Painful swelling at epigastrium with a sense of lump in it.Sense of being filled upto brusting ameliorated by copious eructations.

Cal. Carb
Pressive spasm in stomach after eating with vomiting of ingesta. Great weekness of digestion. Swelling and sensitiveness of pit on pressure.

Vomiting of undigested food, of sour mucus, bile or blood. Tympanitic abdomen, with excessive flatulence and belching, which gives no relief and consequently great distension of entire abdomen and borborygmus. Each food particle turns into gas. Worse from eating fruits, fish, wine etc. Abdomen feel sore and tender, aggravation by slight touch and relieved by hard pressure and doubling up.

Carbo veg
Week digestion, simple food disagree causing excessive flatulence, abdomen is full to brusting point especially on the upper part, aggravation from least food and relief from eructation and on passing flatus.

There is excessive accumulation of gas and flatulence especially in the lower abdomen with loud grumbling and croaking, rolling of flatus as though fermentations were going on, but not relieved by passing flatus and eructation.

Nat. phos
Ailments with excess of acidity, Sour eructations and taste. Sour vomiting. Yellow creamy coating at the back of the roof of the mouth and tongue. Flatulence with sour rising.

Nux vomica
Suitable to persons of high living, acidity by taking coffee, tobacco, alcohol, quinine, By taking highly spiced food, irregular diet, overeating, sexual excess, by long continued mental exertion, having sedentary habits, who want to do exercise, from loss of sleep.

Suitable to persons who craves cold food and icy- cold drinks, refreshing, juicy things, ice-cream relives the gastric pain. Great burning in stomach which is better by cold food and drink, but as soon as water becomes warm in stomach, it is thrown up in the form of vomiting. Sometimes there may be vomiting of bright red blood.

Acidity with nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, abdominal colic and diarrohea from eating rich and fatty food, fruits, ice cream, tea.

Acidity with frontal headache. Acidity of children.Intensely acrid eructation with nausea, profuse vomiting of an intensely sour fluid. Acrid and greenish vomiting, colic and flatulence, nightly burning pain in stomach and constipation with urgent desire. Flatulent colic.

Sulphuric acid
Ulcerative stomatitis. Ulcerative inflammation of mouth. Tongue red or bluish-red, coated with loss of appetite. Obstinate constipation.


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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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