Acupuncture for IBS and Digestive Disorders

Acupuncture for IBS related symptoms & chronic digestive disorders // Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) describes a collection of symptoms, commonly including chronic abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence and altered bowel habits. It is a functional disorder of the intestines, occurring in the absence of visible structural abnormality. It is particularly prevalent now with our grab and go mentality towards food. Quick and easy food products combined with a state of stress or eating in a hurry can often contribute towards symptoms of IBS.

Acupuncture may help in regulating symptoms of IBS by reducing the stress response in the body that causes the colon to spasm, resulting in abdominal discomfort. In people with IBS, the colon can be oversensitive to the smallest amount of conflict or stress. Acupuncture helps to stimulate the ‘rest and digest’ response and therefore reduce painful cramps.

There is consistent evidence that a course of acupuncture improves IBS symptoms and general wellbeing. Acupuncture can also be safely and effectively combined with Western medicine, and other treatments such as relaxation exercises, herbal medicine and psychotherapy to provide long-term relief by addressing the symptoms and the cause of the condition.

When it comes to digestive health, I make dietary recommendations and nutrition suggestions in each treatment to also help with the presenting symptoms and reduce inflammation.

IBS // Chron’s Disease // Diverticular Disease // Colitis // Nausea & Vomiting

Price Options & Treatment Styles

Recommended Treatments for Acute & Chronic Pain Conditions

Covered by the NHS? NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommends Acupuncture for the treatment of migraines, headaches and back pain on the NHS. Speak to your GP for referrals.

Covered by Private Health Insurance? As a member of the British Acupuncture Council, I am licensed by most private health insurers. Please check with your provider to find out if you can claim. Click here for further details of specific providers and what they cover.

New Patient // New Focus

1-to-1 Private Consultation
// Price: £45 // Length: 60 mins

These treatments will be offered in only a private consultation to allow for more hands on time for a highly individualised treatment plan.

New Patient // New Focus

Suggested For: Stomach cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, heart burn, acid reflux, hernia, nausea, vomiting, chronic conditions including symptoms of colitis and chron's, 6 month+ lapse in treatments or focus on a new/different issue.

Recommended Frequency: One off treatment. Followed up with 40 minute treatments, in a private or multi-bed setting.

Follow-up // Chronic Conditions

Maintenance Treatment
// Price: £40 (private) or £25 (multi-bed) // Duration: 40 mins

A personalised, condition specific treatment to address your chronic problems. It’s developed based on your initial consultation and may be slightly modified as you progress.

Follow-up // Chronic Conditions

Recommended for chronic conditions such as: Stomach cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, heart burn, acid reflux, hernia, nausea, vomiting, chronic conditions including symptoms of colitis and chron's.

Recommended Frequency: Initially 1-3 times/week. Becoming less frequent over course of treatment.

Multi-Bed Follow-Up

Regular, affordable treatment
// Price: £25 // Length: 40 mins

Multi-bed treatments offer affordable and efficient care to get you back fighting fit, fast, to live each day with energy, free from pain and discomfort. These treatments are typically conducted with up to 4 other people in the same, spacious room. Your eligibility to attend the multi-bed clinic is assessed on your first treatment based on your personal needs.

Multi-Bed Follow-Up

Suggested For: Stomach cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, heart burn, acid reflux, hernia, nausea, vomiting, chronic conditions including symptoms of colitis and chron's.

Recommended Frequency: Initially 2-3 times/week.

Multiple Treatment Discount

Block of 8 multi-bed treatments
// Price: £200 // Duration: 40 mins

At £20 per treatment, this is ideal for those patients suffering with acute or chronic pain wishing to come regularly in order to resolve their current issue. Regular treatment creates a “downwards trend”, moving away from pain & inflammation and towards resolution.

Multiple Treatment Discount

Recommended for: Stomach cramps, diarrhoea, constipation, heart burn, acid reflux, hernia, nausea, vomiting, chronic conditions including symptoms of colitis and chron's.

Recommended frequency: 1-3 x per week initially. Becoming less frequent over course of treatment.