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ibs.png Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a problem in gastroenteral system.  The symptoms are abdominal cramp, bloated feeling, flatulence, mucus in the stool, and alternation of constipation and diarrhea.  

In oriental medicine perspective, IBS is caused by inflammation in gastroenteral system from dampness and heat, obtained from dysfunction of gastroenteral system or excessive consumption of unhealthy food. Acupuncture treats IBS by getting rid of dampness and heat in the gastroenteral system and strengthening the immune system.