Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation or a combination of these symptoms.
The cause is not known but some experts think it may be related to increased sensitivity of the gut to a certain food or to pain and may be a response to psychological/emotional stress.
The gut has it's own nervous system (part of the Autonomic Nervous System) which communicates with the brain.
As we train the brain to calm and balance its own activity, this has body wide benefits. Many patients experience a significant improvement of their symptoms after training.