Due to high – paced fast-track life, the number of IBS cases is increasing both in western as well as in developing countries. It is extremely an actual problem.

IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disorder that is encountered in clinical practice. IBS is a chronic condition with recurrent symptoms attributable to the intestines. It is a functional motor disorder of the gastrointestinal tract consisting of altered bowel habits, abdominal pain, bloating (distension) and symptoms of disordered defecation, especially urgency, straining, feeling of incomplete evacuation and preferred to irritable colon syndrome because it is now recognized that the disorder involves most of the gastrointestinal tract.


In the conventional system of medicine, there is no definite treatment for this diseases but can be managed by the Ayurveda.

The concept of the principles of management should aim at restoring the equilibrium of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and to normalize the functioning of digestive fire.

The Ayurvedic principle of the involvement of doshas is very helpful because it provides an understanding of the symptoms and how they vary from one type to another. It also provides a system of treatment specific to that particular dosha-imbalance. Ayurveda utilizes not only diet and herbs, but also lifestyle advice so that treatment of IBS can be more specific and more successful.


  • In IBS, the Virechana karma and the Basti karma are the best therapy.
  • Virechana karma and/or Basti karma are decided based on the condition of the patient.
  • External therapies: Abhyanga, Navarakiri, Shirodhara, Kukshi Basti, Hrid Basti, Patra Pottali and Swedana.
  • Internal medications depending on the chronicity of the IBS.
  • Medicines which improve digestive fire and help in easy digestion of food.
  • Medicines which bind and hold the stools in case of Diarrhea / mild laxative in case of constipation.


  • Meditation
  • Specific yoga asanas
  • Deep relaxation techniques
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Food and lifestyle changes: specific to the individual’s constitution, nature of work and geographical conditions

Due to an integrated approach to IBS, Ayurveda gives the guaranteed results.


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