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What are some natural ways to keep stress in check that can help IBS-D symptoms?

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Some natural ways to relax may help ease your IBS-D symptoms include:

  • Hypnotherapy and meditation. A therapist can help you focus on soothing thoughts. This can relax tight stomach muscles. You can practice this alone or in a group.
  • Massage. Some therapists can help your body relax at a day spa, and some can come to your home.
  • Exercise. People with IBS who work out can have fewer symptoms. You can take walks, train at your gym, or take exercise classes like gentle yoga.

From: Alternative Treatments for IBS WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: “Natural Elimination of IBS Symptoms.”

British Acupuncture Council: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Mayo Clinic.org: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

Wilkins T, et al. . September 1, 2012. American Family Physician

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Iberogast: Product Review.”

Liu, CY. , 2004. Neurogastrogenterology and Motility

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

SOURCES:

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians: “Natural Elimination of IBS Symptoms.”

British Acupuncture Council: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).”

Mayo Clinic.org: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

Wilkins T, et al. . September 1, 2012. American Family Physician

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research: “Iberogast: Product Review.”

Liu, CY. , 2004. Neurogastrogenterology and Motility

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 25, 2018

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