Qigong For Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Digestive Problems

Gas, bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhoea, pain, mucus, an uncomfortably full feeling and abdominal cramping. Some of you will be familiar with these symptoms which can develop over time, with no structural or anatomical change that can be detected as cause. And for those of you who are familiar with them, this could mean a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. This is a distressing condition which nobody should have to endure. If you are someone suffering with this digestive problem then you'll learn from the video on this page how to use Qigong for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Janice Tucker is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Medical Qigong. She is also the founder of the Space To Relax online programme of Qigong video lessons.

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What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

1. Stress
2. Food sensitivity
3. Time and Manner of Eating

The Solutions

1. Reduce Stress With Meditation and Qigong For IBS

Easing stress would be the most important aspect of your plan to treat the root cause of IBS, or any other digestive problem for that matter.

Research carried out at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on meditation and IBS found that women who practiced mediation had around a 38 percent reduction in symptoms, according to U.S. News. https://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/digestive-disorders/articles/2011/05/09/mindful-meditation-might-ease-irritable-bowel-syndrome.

Meditation focuses on deep breathing and staying in the moment to relax the mind and body.

Try the following Qigong meditation tips:

For an explanation of Qigong meditation go to a previous video I made: https://spacetorelax.com/qigong-meditation/.

Practice simple Abdominal Breathing. Breathe in and out through the nose. As you breathe in the belly expands. As you breathe out the belly shrinks. For a full explanation and to follow along with this exercise go to this video: https://spacetorelax.com/how-to-do-qigong-abdominal-breathing-or-diaphragmatic-breathing/.

2. Movement and Exercise

Massaging the abdomen (9x clockwise, 9x counter-clockwise) can be very helpful. Also, exercise to move things around such as moving Qigong exercises or Tai Chi can relieve stagnation of Qi and promote its free flow to the digestive organs.

3. Eliminate Trigger Foods From Your Diet (see the list above).

4. Eat In A Relaxed Environment Without Rushing

5. Other Treatments

The inclusion of probiotics to increase good bacteria in the stomach, herbal teas such as fennel and peppermint, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can also be of great help in the management of IBS..

What Do I Do Next?

1. Head over to my Space To Relax homepage (https://spacetorelax.com/). There you can sign up for a free 3 part video series of Qigong lessons (insert video clip). These three lessons will show you just how easy it is to get started with Qigong. Once you've completed the free series you'll have the opportunity to join my Space To Relax online membership programme of Qigong video lessons. I'll guide you step by step through many more effective Qigong methods which you can use to manage many digestive issues, including IBS.

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3. Join my free Facebook group, "Space To Relax Free Group" (https://www.facebook.com/groups/janicetuckercourses/) and leave any comments or questions for me there.
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Added on November 11th, 2018
Last updated: December 12th, 2018