IBS Specialist

Esoterra Acupuncture

Enensaauas Rastrygina, DAc, LAc, LMT

Acupuncturist located in New York, NY

If cramps, constipation, loose bowels, and bloating make it almost impossible to maintain a normal routine, turn to Dr. Enensaauas Rastrygina, DAc, LAc, LMT, for healing acupuncture treatments. Residents of Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Upper West Side of New York City trust Esoterra Acupuncture for IBS treatments that address the underlying cause and not merely the symptoms. Call to schedule or book online now.

IBS Q & A

What is IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common gastrointestinal disorder that is characterized by abdominal pain and irregularities in bowel movements. There are three types of IBS:

  • IBS with constipation
  • IBS with diarrhea
  • Mixed type IBS with constipation and diarrhea

Doctors typically diagnose your condition as IBS when you have pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habits.

What are the symptoms of IBS?

IBS symptoms affect each person differently. Symptoms range from mild to severe and include:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Mucus in stools
  • Inability to fully empty your bowels
  • Lumpy, dry, hard stools
  • Loss of appetite

Because IBS is ever-present and the symptoms so unpredictable, IBS can put stress on you and cause depression and anxiety.

What causes IBS?

The exact cause of IBS is not clear, but many doctors and researchers point to compromises in your immune system or sensitivities in your colon. The following are possible causes of IBS:

  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Stress
  • Poor enzyme production
  • Reaction to certain medications
  • Parasites
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Inflammation in your intestines
  • Change in your gut microflora (bacteria)
  • Intestinal muscle contractions

Depending on the cause of your IBS, Dr. Rastrygina can recommend specialized treatment.  

How is IBS treated?

Dr. Rastrygina always looks for the root cause of IBS. Through a possible combination of acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy, sound therapy, deep tissue massage, and reflexology, you’ll get relief from your symptoms while Dr. Rastrygina treats the root imbalance and works to restore your digestive harmony.

In an acupuncture session, ultra-thin needles are positioned to correct and stabilize your energy flow and help your body heal itself. The natural reduction in stress from acupuncture relieves pain and bloating and helps with other debilitating symptoms of IBS, like too frequent bowel movements, severe constipation, and mucousy stools.

In addition, acupuncture releases your body’s natural painkillers, called endorphins, to ease the pain associated with IBS.

If you’d like to learn more about how acupuncture can help relieve and correct the gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation associated with IBS, call Esoterra Acupuncture to learn more or use the online scheduler to book your appointment online.