Wendy McGregor
BA (Hons) Lic. Ac. MBAcC

Tel: 07974 093704
Providing acupuncture care to people across the West Midlands and Warwickshire, including Birmingham, Solihull, Warwick, Shirley, Dickens Heath, Knowle, Dorridge, Redditch, Worcester, Coventry and Leamington Spa.
"Wendy came (to talk to us) in April 2013 and we were all so impressed by her knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication to her cause. We learnt a great deal about acupuncture that night and some of our members were so confident in Wendy's ability that they have become her patients and she has been successful in helping them with many of their symptoms. I would have no hesitation to go to her myself if the need arose as she installs a quiet confidence which is very reassuring."

Angela Profit
Programme Organiser
Solihull Cancer Support Group
"On the recommendation of my breast care nurse I decided to try acupuncture...  After the first treatment my hot flushes calmed down immediately. I couldn’t believe it was possible to achieve such significant change in my symptoms so quickly. Over a period of 6 sessions my aches and pains diminished and my hot flushes are now just a minor inconvenience. Each session targets my specific needs and builds on the progress I have made to date. Wendy has proved to be caring and supportive. She takes time to assess my issues and progress at each session and then plans appropriate treatment. I am very happy to recommend her".
Paula,
Warwickshire
Free acupuncture consultation with Wendy McGregor

Acupuncture and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

11-07-2014

Soothe your stomach with acupuncture


I've helped many people with IBS during my years in practice. Some had been struggling with pain, discomfort and disruption to their daily lives for a long time. Others come looking for a safe, gentle and natural treatment to reduce or avoid medication. Many people who have suffered with IBS for years have found tremendous relief from their acupuncture treatment.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 10-20%* of the UK population at any one time causing embarrassment and discomfort to sufferers. Up to 12 million people in the UK are affected by IBS at some time in their lives. More women seek help, but it is just as common in both sexes and commonly starts between 15-40 years old. Acupuncture has been found to be very effective in relieving the symptoms of IBS.


IBS is a long-term and often debilitating condition that causes re-occurring pain or discomfort in the abdomen. Bloating, swelling, bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation and feeling sick are just some of the symptoms which can cause misery for sufferers. The exact cause of IBS is unknown; so many sufferers remain undiagnosed or struggle to manage their symptoms.


Traditional acupuncture is a branch of Chinese medicine that recognises the importance of healthy bowels for overall physical and emotional health. Acupuncture for IBS has been researched, refined and developed in China for thousands of years and understands how emotional stress can combine with physical factors to stagnate the body's vital energy, known as Qi, and result in the symptoms of IBS.


Acupuncture moves stagnation and regulates the flow of Qi in order to restore normal bowel function so that your body can properly digest food and eliminate waste products. By alleviating energy blockages in the body, acupuncture relieves IBS symptoms by reducing pain, regulating muscular movement and strengthening of the digestive tract, reducing anxiety and depression as well as decreasing stress. Acupuncturists look at the body as a whole and also provide dietary advice to ensure patients are well nourished and improve digestion.


Acupuncture can relieve stress, one of the main causes of IBS, as well as reduce pain, bloating and nausea. By treating the underlying cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms, acupuncture can provide longer term relief for sufferers.


So whether you have been 'putting up with' IBS or have recently developed symptoms, just give me a call today on 07974 093704 to arrange a confidential, no-obligation consultation and learn how I can help you!


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