Irritable Bowel Syndrome

It is estimated that one in five adults are affected by this Irritable bowel syndrome, which is twice as common in women as it is in men.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic or long-term condition affecting the small or large bowel.

It causes pain or discomfort and an altered bowel habit, and affects the rate at which the contents of the bowel move.

The symptoms affect the digestive tract, causing irregular bowel movements, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, nausea and flatulence. The stools are the shape of rabbit droppings and ohen contain an accumulation of mucus.

Headaches and tiredness are also associated with the condition.


REFLEX AREAS/ POINTS THAT WILL BE WORKED
• Ascending colon
• Transverse colon
• Sigmoid colon
• Descending colon
• Pituitary • Adrenals

ASCENDING COLON REFLEX AREA

This reflex area is only found an the right foot. Use your leff thumb to walk up zone four from the redness of the heel, to work this first part of the colon. Continue in this manner until you get halfway up the foot. Work the ascending colon reflex area six times and in slow movements.



TRANSVERSE COLON REFLEX AREA

This reflex area is found horizontally across the foot, from the lateral aspect to the medial. Work across from the top of the ascending colon to just underneath the stomach reflex. Work the transverse colon six times to encourage good bowel movements and calm the bowel.



 

 

SIGMOID COLON REFLEX AREA

This reflex area is only found on the left foot. Place your left thumb on the medial aspect of the foot and just above the redness of the heel. Use slow movements to walk across the sigmoid colon all the way to zone four. Work this reflex area six times and in slow movements.



 

DESCENDING COLON REFLEX AREA

This reflex area is only found on the left foot. Use your right thumb to walk up zone four to work the descending colon. Continue in this manner until you get halfway up the foot. Work the descending colon reflex area six times and in slow movements, making circles as you proceed up the foot.



 
         
         


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