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Nearly 2,000 IBS patients surveyed in 2007 by the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders reported that diagnosis of their IBS was typically made 6.6 years after the symptoms began.

This would indicate that IBS
is a common yet puzzling
medical diagnosis.

IBS Therapies
Energetic Balancing

At the Calgary Centre for Irritable Bowel Syndrome we offer a comprehensive approach with proven therapies that address the cause of the digestive issues. This approach to IBS includes a treatment plan that addresses all levels of health in order to achieve total physiological healing.

Energetic balancing is addressed through homeopathic medicine that works to promote healing, remove toxins and return the body to balance and harmony.

Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathy is a safe and gentle therapy that uses minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities.

The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances.

This therapeutic method was developed by German physician Samuel Christian Hahnemann at the end of the 18th century. Hahnemann articulated two main principles:

1 The principle of similars ("like cures like") states that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in

Homeopathic Medicine

healthy people. This idea, which can be traced back to Hippocrates, was further developed by Hahnemann after he repeatedly ingested cinchona bark, a popular treatment for malaria, and found that he developed the symptoms of the disease. Hahnemann theorized that if a substance could cause disease symptoms in a healthy person, small amounts could cure a sick person who had similar symptoms.

The principle of dilutions (or "law of minimum dose") states that the lower the dose of the medication, the greater its effectiveness.

In homeopathy, substances are diluted in a stepwise fashion and shaken vigorously between each dilution. This process, referred to as "potentization," is believed to transmit some form of information or energy from the original substance to the final diluted remedy. Most homeopathic remedies are so dilute that no molecules of the healing substance remain; however, in homeopathy, it is believed that the substance has left its imprint or "essence," which stimulates the body to heal itself (this theory is called the "memory of water"). Homeopaths treat people based on genetic and personal health history, body type, and current physical, emotional, and mental symptoms.

1 National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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