A Functional Medicine
Approach to IBS Treatment

Functional medicine has been found to be an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a common condition that can cause constipation, diarrhoea, gas and bloating, and abdominal cramping.

Although there can be a myriad of causes, it is believed that nervous or hormonal dysfunction can lead to alterations in digestive tract muscle contractions, resulting in diarrhoea or constipation.

If left untreated, IBS can lead to malnourishment and nutrient deficiency, exacerbate haemorrhoids, and negatively impact your quality of life.


IBS Causes

At our centre, our functional medicine practitioner takes a comprehensive approach to understanding the root causes and triggers of your digestive issues. Our goal is to provide long-term IBS treatment solutions beyond the standard tests and generic treatments that you get from your GP.

With access to the best laboratories in the world, our practitioner investigates several aspects of your digestive health, including the health of your microbiome, digestive function and nutrient absorption, inflammation, Candida, SIBO, food intolerances. leaky gut, and pathogenic parasites. By combining the latest research with your unique health insights, we tailor a personalised healthcare plan that enables our patients to consistently achieve their health goals.


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Common Symptoms.

Our objective is to aid you in achieving optimal health and wellbeing.


The Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine is dedicated to identifying the root cause of abnormal immune responses in the body. To achieve this, we collaborate closely with our patients and conduct a comprehensive evaluation of their health history. This thorough investigation often uncovers valuable insights into the underlying imbalance, dysfunction, or trigger that led to the development of the disease.

Unlike conventional medicine, we do not have a one-size-fits-all approach to IBS treatment. Instead, we develop individualised treatment protocols that address the specific needs of each patient through recognition of a multi-step process involving:

  1. Identifying specific treatment goals that are bespoke to you.
  2. Your functional medicine practitioner gaining a thorough understanding of all factors affecting your health, including nutrition, physical, psychological, and lifestyle factors
  3. Developing a comprehensive treatment plan for IBS
  4. Implementing and maintaining that plan through periodic monitoring and adjustment over a period of time.

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Why Choose the Edinburgh Centre for Functional Medicine?


Each individual is distinct and has a unique set of circumstances. Your symptoms, lifestyle, diet, genetics, and ability to heal are all different and therefore require a personalised approach that is tailored specifically to you


Once you begin the process with us, our collaborative approach with a practitioner will guide you through every step. We will collect the necessary information through detailed intake forms and tailor our support to motivate and assist you throughout the process.


Our functional medicine practitioners have years of experience focusing on the route cause of disease that address any imbalances, rather than just treating IBS symptoms.