IBS Homeopathy

IBS Homeopathy

IBS symptoms vary from person to person and time to time. Homeopathy works on the principle of “like cure like”, thus for IBS treatment homeopathy provides effective healing.

Knowing the basics of homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies generally available in dosages of 6, 12, or 30 X or C potency. (The X stands for 10-time dilution potentiation, and the C stands for 100-times dilution potentiation, so the C potencies are much higher.) The higher the number, greater the dilution, and more potent the remedy. Usually, you take four pellets or drops of a remedy several times a day. It is advisable to take liquid medications instead of the pellets, because the pellets are made of lactose, it might trigger symptoms if you are lactose intolerance.

For a very acute, painful symptom, take the remedy every 15 minutes. If there is no improvement after taking five or six doses of a remedy, then it indicates the remedy is ineffective and should require choosing a new (another) remedy.

IBS healing with Homeopathy


Homeopathy operates on the principle that a substance in large doses will cause the symptoms of an illness, the same substance in minute dose relieves from the same symptoms. IBS is a functional bowel disorder diagnosis based on their symptoms only, similarly homeopathy prescriptions based on the symptoms match, thus it fits best for IBS treatment. Homeopathic medicine is safe and effective and has a very good record of accomplishment in the treatment of functional complaints.

Homeopathy prescriptions are according to your symptoms rather than the disease. Thus two people with IBS, having differing symptoms (physical, mental, psychological, and modalities), would get different homeopathic remedies (medicine).

A six-year study at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital revealed that 70% of patients with IBS reported positive health changes after homeopathic treatment.

The following homeopathic medicine is safe and effective for use with children as well.


Alumina patients find difficult to pass even a soft stool, great straining, and constipation of infants. Evacuation preceded by painful urging long before stool, and then straining at stool. Potatoes disagree and no desire to eat. 

Modalities: worsen by periodical, in afternoon, potato, morning on awaking, and warm room. Better by open air, cold wash, evening, damp weather, and alternate days. 

The emotional associated with this remedy is low-spirit, unreasonable fear, no personal identity, hasty, hurried, and variable mood.

Nux vomica

This remedy is appropriate for constipation, diarrhea, and alternative IBS. This remedy is to treat abdominal pains and bowel symptoms along with abdominal tension, chilliness, and irritability. The gripping abdomen tension may lead to abdominal wall muscle soreness and gas pain. This pain somewhat relieved by applying abdominal pressure. Constipation with an urge with only small amounts come out and feeling of irritation in the rectum. Diarrhea relive pain for a short time. 

Modalities: Worsen in the morning, mental exertion, after eating, touch, spices, stimulants, narcotics, dry weather, and cold. Better from a nap, in evening, while at rest, in damp, wet weather, and strong pressure.

The emotional associated with this remedy is irritability, aggressive, quarrelsome and finicky by nature. Best suitable for person of hard driving, Type-A personality, and craves for spicy foods, alcohol, tobacco, and coffee. However, usually feels worsen after indulging in them.

Argentum nitricum

This remedy has curative effects on the digestive system. Gastric aliments with belching, flatulence, painful stomach, ineffectual eruption, and colicky pain. Abdomen distension with great desire for sweets, cheese and salty foods. Prone to diarrhea with noisy, flatulent, and much offensive stool. Frequent stools due to anticipatory anxiety. Urging for stools immediately after eating or drinking anything. It helps people with diarrhea immediately after drinking water or eating too much sweet or salty food. Physical symptoms of anxiety are trembling of hands and feet, palpitations in the chest, shortness of breath, dizziness and fainting, dryness of mouth, stammering, excessive sweating, etc.

Modalities: Worsen by warmth, night, cold food, sweets, after eating, menstrual period, emotions, and left side. Better from eructation, fresh air, cold, and pressure.

The emotional associated with this remedy is very nervous, impulsive, and extremely hurried. 


This remedy is useful to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Symptoms include abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, fecal incontinence, and the inability to control the runs.

Modalities: Worsen in early morning, summer, heat, hot dry weather, and after eating or drinking. Better from cold and open air.

The emotions associated with this remedy are dissatisfied and angry about himself, aversion to physical & mental labor, disinclined to move, extremely excitable under the influence of pain, hates people & repels everyone, and great disposition for desultory thinking.


Sulphur is the commonly used homoeopathy medicines for a range of gastro-intestinal disorders including irritable bowel syndrome. This remedy is for people woken up early in the morning with a sudden urge to evacuate the bowels. Throughout the day, there are more episodes of diarrhea. However, followed by alternates with constipation with offensive odorous gas. There is a oozing around the rectum with itching, burning, and red irritation. Heaviness in the abdomen as of a lump. Sulphur person are poor posture, back pain, and worsening of symptoms with standing for long time. Sulphur individuals experience hot, burning feet make them kick off the bedcovers. 

Modalities: Worsen at rest, standing, warm bed, washing, bathing, morning 11 am, night, alcohol, and periodically. Betterment by dry warm weather, lying on right side, and from drawing up affected limbs.

The emotional associated with this remedy is irritated and depressed.


This remedy is for people having abdominal pain and cramping along with gurgling, sinking, empty feeling followed by watery, noxious smelling diarrhea. There may be an alternating diarrhea and constipation, or pasty yellow stool containing mucus. The early morning aggravates weakness, faintness, and headaches following diarrhea accompanying stiffness of joints and muscles. There is some relief after rubbing the right side of the abdomen.

Modalities: Worsen in early morning, hot weather, and during dentition.

The emotions associated with this remedy are bilious temperament, delirium, depression of spirits, and disgust for life.


China patients have slow digestion, no appetite, flatulence, colic, belching, hiccough, and difficult even when soft stool. 

Modalities: worsen by slightest touch, after eating, and bending over. Better by hard pressure, open air, and warmth. 

The emotional associated with this remedy is showing no interest, disobedient, crowded ideas in mind prevent sleep, and sudden crying.

Lilium tigrinum

This remedy is useful for alternating constipation and diarrhea (constipated one day and the next day diarrhea). You may feel a lump in the rectum and thus unsuccessful urge. 

Modalities: Worsen by consolation and warm room. Better by fresh air.

The emotions associated with this remedy are irritability, rage, profound depression, inclination to weep, anxious, fear of incurable disease, aimless, and hurried manned.

Arsenicum album

Arsenicum album patients cannot bear the sight or smell of food, stomach anxiety, burning pain, irritable stomach, and gastralgia from slightest food or drink. It is specifically suitable for ill effects of vegetable diet, melons, and watery fruits generally. Liver and spleen enlarged and painful. Burning pain and pressure in rectum and anus. Stool is small, offensive, and dark with much prostration. 

Modalities: Worse at night, after eating & drinking (specifically cold), wet weather, seashore, and right side. Better from heat, elevated head, and warm drinks. 

The emotional associated with this remedy is restlessness, changes place continually, great fear, selfish, and lacks courage.


Colocynthis is useful for cutting pains and cramping relieved somewhat by applying pressure on the abdomen. Cramps are worse just before diarrhea. Symptoms aggravate by eating fruit or drinking water. It can treat additional symptoms such as back pain, leg pain, and gallbladder problems.

Modalities: Worsen from anger and indignation. Betterment by hard pressure, warmth, and lying with head bent forward.

The emotional component of this medicine is anger and indignation (anger provoked by unfair treatment). 

Magnesium Phosphate

Mag Phos is most used magnesium remedy and is the greatest antispasmodic medicine. It is effective for every cramping, including those that produce hiccups, leg cramps, writer’s cramp, abdominal colic, heart pain, lung pain, and menstrual pain. It is also useful for radiating pains, nerve pains, twitching, tics, and tremors. It works well in debilitated, who are both mentally and physically exhausted.

Modalities: Worsen when in right side, cold, touch, and night. Better by warmth, bending double, pressure, and friction.

The emotional symptoms of this remedy are indisposition for mental exertion, inability to think clearly, and laments about pain.


Lycopodium is a deep acting, constitutional remedy. This remedy is useful for people with chronic bowel problems; a ravenous appetite that make you get up at night to eat. It can treat all IBS symptoms, including bloating, gas, stomach pain, abdomen distension, sour eruption, indigestion, ineffectual urging for stools, and even heartburn. The stools are sometime hard, require much straining, and has diarrhea in some other times. This is best suitable for people whose symptoms partially relieved by abdomen rubbing.

Modalities: Worse by right side, from right to left, from above to downward, 4 to 8 pm, heat/warm room, and hot air & bed. Better by motion, after midnight, from warm food/drink, on getting cold, and uncovered. 

The emotional associated with this remedy is afraid to be alone, extremely sensitive, loss of self-confidence, apprehensive, confused thoughts, and sadness in morning on awaking. 

Natrum carbonicum

This remedy is for shy and withdrawn people, who has digestion, assimilation problem and thus on-restricted diets. Eating an offending food causes indigestion and heartburn. Dairy products gives the most trouble causing gas, explosive diarrhea, and an empty, gnawing feeling in the stomach. 

Modalities: Worsen in forenoon, thunderstorm, slightest-exertion, meal, sitting, and talking. Better on motion, pressure, and rubbing.

Emotionally, the person is actually cheerful and considerate. However, symptoms can make feel weak and sensitive with a desire to left alone.


Pulsatilla positively influences the gastrointestinal tract, mind, respiratory system, reproductive system, veins, skin, eyes, urinary tract, etc. It is pre-eminently a female remedy, frequently used for IBS with painful distension of the abdomen, rumbling, and pressure in the abdomen. Abdominal tightness after a meal. Watery, rumbling stools and no two stools alike.

Modalities: Worsen from heat, fat food, eating, evening, warm room, and lying on left or on painless side. Better in open air, motion, cold applications, cold food/drinks, and though not thirsty.

The emotions associated with this remedy are sad, cries readily, weeps when talking, timid, irresolute, fears to be alone, likes sympathy, easily discouraged, and highly emotional.


This is a remedy predominantly acts on the gastrointestinal tract, hepato-biliary system, blood, kidneys, bones, lungs, nervous tissue, etc. It is frequently in use for irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis, cirrhosis, respiratory infections, etc. The IBS patient experience constipation alternating with diarrhea. Stools are offensive and much urge for stools when lying on the left side. Apparent weakness after stools. 

Modalities: Worsen when touched, physical/mental exertion, twilight, warm food/drink, change of weather, getting wet in hot weather, evening, lying on left or painful side, thunder-storm, and ascending stairs. Better in dark, lying on right side, cold food, cold & open air, washing with cold water, and sleep.

The emotional component of this medicine is restless, excitable, and nervousness. 


Silica is one of the frequently used medicines for IBS, asthmatic bronchitis, etc. The symptoms are appetite loss, abdomen bloating, and colicky pain. Patient develop constipation with hard stool difficult to pass followed by diarrhea with offensive odor. Silica positively influences nutrition hence it is one of the prominent remedies used for rickets in children.

Modalities: Worsen in new moon, morning, from washing, menses, uncovering, lying down, damp, left side, and cold. Better by warmth, wrapping up head, summer, and in wet or humid weather.

The emotional symptoms of this remedy are faint-hearted, anxious, nervous, excitable, sensitive, brain-fag, and fearful.


This remedy is strongly indicate for constriction of entire digestive tract. Feeling of a bubble stuck in the throat or lump moving up from the stomach. Inflated abdomen hard to pass gas in either direction to get relief. Constipation with griping pain and diarrhea with explosive even regurgitate food in small amounts. 

Modalities: Worsen at night, from tough, left side, during rest, and warm applications. Better by open air, motion, and pressure.

The emotional symptoms associated with this remedy are hysterical, health anxiety, irritable, sensitive, and complains about troubles.