For IBS + Digestion
Natural Techniques for Managing Gut Health

Acupuncture may help in regulating symptoms of IBS by reducing the stress response in the body that causes the colon to spasm, resulting in abdominal discomfort.

Acupuncture for IBS related symptoms & chronic digestive disorders

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) describes a collection of symptoms, commonly including chronic abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence and altered bowel habits. It is a functional disorder of the intestines, occurring in the absence of visible structural abnormality. It is particularly prevalent now with our grab and go mentality towards food. Quick and easy food products combined with a state of stress or eating in a hurry can often contribute towards symptoms of IBS.

Acupuncture may help in regulating symptoms of IBS by reducing the stress response in the body that causes the colon to spasm, resulting in abdominal discomfort. In people with IBS, the colon can be oversensitive to the smallest amount of conflict or stress. Acupuncture helps to stimulate the ‘rest and digest’ response and therefore reduce painful cramps.

The Evidence

Acupuncture for IBS

There is consistent evidence that a course of acupuncture improves IBS symptoms and general wellbeing. Acupuncture can also be safely and effectively combined with Western medicine, and other treatments such as relaxation exercises, herbal medicine and psychotherapy to provide long-term relief by addressing the symptoms and the cause of the condition.

Beyond the Needles

When it comes to digestive health, an acupuncturist may also make dietary recommendations and nutrition suggestions in your treatment to help with the presenting symptoms and reduce inflammation.

Conditions Treated

Certain symptoms relating to digestive issues may be helped through the use of acupuncture. Some of these conditions include: IBS, Chron’s Disease, Diverticular Disease, Colitis, Nausea & Vomiting, Morning Sickness.

My Approach


Kimberley Shepherd, Acupuncturist and Clinic Director at Life + Lemons, recognises that digestive issues often come from emotional unease or trauma held deep within our cells, which we will explore in further depth in your initial consultation.

Our intention in treatment is unearth the underlying issue that is causing your digestive disharmony – be it stress, emotional, dietary or functional.

With acupuncture, we can then help your body find it’s natural and harmonious state of being by addressing the root cause of the problem.


Schedule Free 1:1

Let’s talk! Please call or email to schedule an initial 20 minute consultation about how Life + Lemons, Acupuncture + Integrative Health Clinic may be able to help you.

Are you ready to go right ahead and book your initial treatment and consultation? No problem! Take a little look at our practitioners’ schedule to find a time and date that works for you. Book that appointment and we will send you further details about where to come/what to expect via email.

Discover + Design

Whether you’re preparing your body for natural conception, seeking answers to pain and other cyclical symptoms or simply wish to establish hormonal balance after many years on the contraceptive pill, these 3 key steps are designed to help you take back control of your health.

1. DISCOVER THE PROBLEM | Knowing the root cause of your hormonal imbalance is the fundamental part of your journey to optimal health.

2. DESIGN THE SOLUTION | Together, we design a clear and simple plan considering every aspect of your emotional and physical health.


3. DELIVER THE TREATMENT | After discovering your underlying health imbalances and DESIGNING a tailored made, integrated treatment plan offering you a solution for success. Our practitioners then work with you to help you achieve hormonal balance and create an optimal, fertile environment or hormonal balance.

We review your progress and treatment plan regularly to ensure it is the most efficient and effective strategy to help you achieve greatest quality of life.

“How can acupuncture help with my digestive health?”

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