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Digestive / Visceral

Digestive and Visceral Complaints Treatment

Visceral complaints must be handled with care as they can be caused by a wide range of factors. We conduct a detailed and searching case-history to identify the potential root causes of your visceral symptoms, and rule out suspected causes that may require a GP or hospital referral for further investigation. Providing it is safe to treat our patient, we gently massage and mobilise implicated and related visceral organs. We may also work on the realignment of the ribcage, lumbar spine and pelvis. We may also give tailored advice on diet, posture and lifestyle.

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Digestive and Visceral Complaints Symptoms

  • Heartburn, acid reflux after food ingestion
  • Cramping, abdominal pain
  • Dull ache in lower left abdominal quadrant
  • Bloating, diarrhoea or constipation
  • Lower back or pelvic bowl pain
  • May be linked to Diverticulitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Candidiasis by exclusion of more serious conditions such as bowel cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease etc.
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Top Tips for Digestive and Visceral Complaints

  • 1.Complete a structured diet diary over a week to fortnight, and use it to seek the advice of a qualified nutritional therapist
  • 2.Eat three, well-spaced out meals a day, ensuring two-three hours between the end of the (lighter) evening meal and retiring to bed
  • 3.Take frequent stretch and mini-exercise breaks at work
  • 4.Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water throughout the working day and in between meals
  • 5.Adopt a diet rich in alkaline foods i.e. salad and vegetables
  • 6.Eat the evening meal as early as possible and reture to bed before 10pm without further snacks