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IBS can be treated effectively

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a very common problems and it can make your life a misery. Conventional sources estimate that around 20% of people in the UK have IBS (the real figure could be much higher), but that only about 7% ask their GP for help with the symptoms (1). However, research shows that acupuncture is more effective than conventional treatment for IBS (2) and is 70% more effective than control and with benefits that persist for 12 months after treatment  (3, 4). The type of relaxation exercises used by Thrive have also been demonstrated to be effective for IBS (5, 6).


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The IBS Be-Gone Programme at Thrive

A highly successful, natural and safe programme of treatment and lifestyle modification to help you be free of your IBS forever.

Mainstream treatments are not very helpful for the main symptoms of IBS, such as abdominal pain (which can be excruciating), bloating and variable bowels movements. At best symptom relief can be offered, and although this may be welcome at the time this will not stop the problem happening again. Some people are embarrassed by their symptoms or do not feel their GP will take their ‘just a bloated tummy’ seriously, and many people are told ‘it is all in your mind’ and leave unsatisfied.

On the other hand, Stefan ChmelikParmjit Sandhu and the Thrive team have helped a great many people become symptom free and able to lead normal lives again. A full assessment will always be given to check the diagnosis is correct, and we can offer you any test that is needed.


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Natural Treatment of IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is particularly suited to treatment using natural and safe approaches including acupuncture, relaxation techniques, dietary therapy, herbal medicine, breathing training and massage. Parmjit works with each person to fully understand how they tick, and then creates an individual treatment programme that will start to alter this life-changing condition straight away.



Here at Thrive Health we employ a multi faceted approach (including Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Dietary advice, Breath Coaching, Meditation) which has its roots in Traditional Medicine but we also utilise modern day scientifically backed modalities (eg. cutting edge Nutrition and Supplements).

Under our care we find people respond extremely well to the course we offer at Thrive, and also subsequent to treatment, they are armed and equipped with tools (eg. Diet, Breathing, Meditation) which they can take forward to maintain vibrant Health and Wellness.




1. http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Irritable-Bowel-Syndrome-(IBS).htm

2. Meta analysis of acupuncture-moxibustion in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Pei LXZhang XCSun JHGeng HWu XLZhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012 Oct;32(10):957-60.

3. Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: primary care based pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMC Gastroenterol. 2012 Oct 24;12(1):150.
4. Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: diagnosis and treatment of patients in a pragmatic trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Nov;18(11):1021-7).
5. Association of participation in a mindfulness programme with bowel symptoms, gastrointestinal symptom-specific anxiety and quality of life. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2011 Aug;34(3):363-373

6. A Mindfulness Program: Effect on Gastrointestinal Symptoms : Abstract and Introduction. www.medscape.com


Pam Hardyment, London

“I have had a brilliant Christmas and (usually for me) SAD season, whatever you did, I felt upbeat, fought off flu’s, and have had the best Christmas ever, with positive vibes and all good things, and I think I have to thank you, for what you did. Will see you late January for a booster!”

Isabel, Muswell Hill

“Ross is  a highly skilled, warm and empathetic practitioner of acupuncture and his treatment has helped me with a range of issues including stress and musculoskeletal problems”