what are your thoughts on alternative meds eric? i know a few people who are big fans of it..
Some alternative treatment websites are pushing essential oils for IBS, e.g., rubbing your tummy with condensed peppermint oil. I would also call having harsh colonics to "clean out the toxins in the system (typical alternative medicine hype)" an alternative treatment. Then there is acupunture to heal IBS, and one site sells a triangular clear plastic hat that is supposed to reharmonize your auric field. When I now hear the term "alternative medicine" I fear that I am now so jaded that I put it on the same level as the old western snake oil salesmen who traveled from town to town selling axle grease mixed with alcohol (the new miracle drug that cures what ails you). Of course, the most interesting explanations I have encountered for IBS is that this is a symptom of alien abduction, as the body tries to express unconscious fear at being on that alien space ship and being probed by Grey beings from another planet or dimension. On the more traditional side, some people claim that IBS is caused by a past life karmic situation. Evidently, we all either starved to death in a past life, were stabbed to death in the gut, or perhaps were food gluttons who are doing penance this time around. The human mind is capable of making up a zillion stories. I have an appointment with a hypnotic past life regressionist on Friday, then next Monday I'll be meeting with a ufo expert. If all else fails, on Wednesday I have an exorcism planned.P. S. Just about everyone with IBS has had spasms from time to time, Flux or other geniuses not withstanding. Yes, they are trembling along the intestinal tract. Sometimes they have felt like whiplash in the colon. This was my first symptom as a young handsome 20 year old.quote:Originally posted by eric:Joolie, I am not so much into alternative as oppose to complimentary or intergrative medicine.As for alternative meds, can you give me an example of one for IBS?