According to Dailymail today,Scientists believe milk fat upsets the gut ecosystem, causing an influx of potentially harmful bacteria.In certain individuals, this can trigger an extreme immune reaction, leading to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.The discovery may explain why once-rare immune disorders have become so common in the West over the past 50 years, US researchers said.

Can acupuncture help with IBS?

To observe the clinical efficacy of the needling depth recorded in Lingshu (Miraculous Pivot) for irritable bowel syndrome of diarrhea (IBS-D),Chinese Xiyuan Hospital of China researcher has done a new research about this.21 cases of IBSD were treated with acupuncture at Zhangmen(lR 13), Zhongwan(CV 12), Tianshu (ST 25), Guanyuan(CV 4), Qimen (LR 14), Quchi (LI 11), Hegu (LI 4), Yinlingquan(SP 9), Zusanli (ST 36) and Taichong (LR 3), 0. 1-0. 6 cun (2-12 mm) in depth.

Chinese researcher concluded that the better clinical efficacy has been achieved for IBS-D treated with needling depth recorded in Lingshu (Miraculous Pivot) in Germany. The longer session of treatment is, the better efficacy is obtained.

IBS-D (IBS diarrhea), where patients suffer more from diarrhea than from constipation, is the most common form of IBS, with a huge number of people suffering. It can be particularly difficult to deal with because of the need to always stay close to a bathroom, which restricts patient's lives considerably.Sufferers often have to deal with incontinence, which itself is very distressing and can lead to anxiety about leaving home or traveling. They may also have to cope with unsympathetic responses to their problems, including some idiots who think it's fun to laugh at people when they are in terrible pain.
Reference:Lu YH, Tang XD.Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2011 Nov;31(11):975-7.