How To Cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome Naturally?

stomach aches

Irritable bowel syndrome is manifested by stomach aches and transit problems. For better management, it is recommended to combine natural methods with dietary changes and taking medication. The point on the most effective natural solutions.

Discover the natural solutions that can relieve the daily life of patients:

Perform a self-massage of the belly to calm the pains

What’s the point ?

Pain in the lower abdomen is often linked to excessive fermentation which causes bloating in the colon.

“A self-massage of the belly stimulates the motricity of the colon and helps the progression of these painful gases, but also the progression of the stools

How to do it ?

You have to follow the path of the colon, with a smoothing movement by pressing hard enough, for example with both thumbs or with three fingers of one hand, flat. Standing or lying down, try to relax your stomach. Start from the bottom of the abdomen on the right, go up with the fingers to under the ribs then make a transverse movement towards the underside of the ribs on the left, go down along the left side to the bottom of the belly.

As soon as you are in pain, you perform this movement at least four to five times. To make it more comfortable, it is possible to use a few drops of vegetable oil, possibly with an essential oil.

Opt for peppermint essential oil

What are its benefits ?

“Peppermint essential oil has antispasmodic properties, it relaxes the muscles of the intestine and colon, and reduces pain. In addition, it is anti-inflammatory and improves digestion,”

Probiotics, in basic treatment, to restore the intestinal flora


the intestines

What are they for ?

In the vast majority of patients with colon pain, there is an imbalance of the intestinal flora, with bacteria present too much or not enough. The probiotics present in certain foods, such as yogurts, can therefore be beneficial.

“These live microorganisms can help restore balance and relieve overall symptoms. But beware, in some cases, they can on the contrary increase the severity of bloating or pain! We then have to find another solution,”

How to use them?

Two products have been the subject of clinical studies proving their effectiveness on abdominal pain and digestive discomfort: Ibsium (Lesaffre) and Lactibia

“They must be used daily as a cure for a month, then as a maintenance treatment, because probiotics do not restore the flora permanently”,

If there is no improvement after 10 to 15 days, do not hesitate to try another product with different strains, because the results are very variable

Vitamin D, ineffective in reducing IBS pain

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Sheffield (UK) reveals that vitamin D supplementation does not reduce the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  study results revealed that supplementation with vitamin D3 oral spray during a 12-week trial did not result in any improvement in IBS-related pain. Moreover, no improvement was observed in the quality of life of the patients.

Despite everything, the researchers believe that vitamin D supplementation would not be useless, because, as in the general population, many patients with IBS are deficient in vitamin D. This increases the risk of fracture and osteoporosis. long-term.

“For some people living with severe IBS, low vitamin D levels may be due to changes in diet and lifestyle. Some may feel, due to the severity of their symptoms, that they limit their outdoor activities because of the anxiety their symptoms may cause, or change their diet to avoid certain foods triggering their symptoms,”