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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as IBS, is characterized by alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation with abdominal pain and bloating. It is a very common diagnosis among women. Healthy intestinal function can be encouraged and restored with spinal adjustments of the neck and low back, a good diet, and sometimes nutriional therapy, herbs, or intestinal cleansing. Applied Kinesiologists recognize and address dysfunction in the intestinal valves as being a prime cause of the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The Ileocecal Valve is the valve between the small intestine and the large intestine. It opens and closes to allow healthy digestive process. When it is dyfunctional it promotes diarrhea or constipation or both. It is located in the lower right abdomen. Houston’s Valve is located in the lower left abdomen in the descending colon. These valves are affected by diet, food allergies, emotional stress, and parasites. They can be manually opened or closed, which can bring fast relief.