Top Resources for Getting Help for IBS

In a world that is not always very IBS-friendly, certain organizations stand out as a resource for those living with the condition. It is important to make sure you are acquainted with these organizations and the benefits they have to offer as well as acknowledge their efforts and achievements in IBS progress. Each of the following organizations merit attention due to their unflagging efforts in providing support to the individual with IBS as well as in working on a larger scale as IBS advocates.

Membership to these organizations allows you to personally benefit from the support and education that each has to offer as well as provides a means for you to add your voice to those who are working with government agencies, medical societies and pharmaceutical companies to increase quality of life and quality of treatment for all with IBS. Together, a difference can be made.

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

The ACG is an organization of health professionals with a mission to advance the scientific study and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. Their efforts have resulted in some excellent resources for IBS patients and their doctors.

IBS Impact

This group is dedicated to IBS advocacy. Their efforts include publicizing legislative actions that are favorable to IBS, providing helpful resources to IBS patients, family, and friends, and promoting worthy research activities. Do your part in increasing IBS awareness and be sure to join this admirable group.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)

This international powerhouse promotes education, research, and support for people with functional gastrointestinal disorders like IBS.

The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self-Help and Support Group

Once you visit them, you will truly no longer ever feel that you are alone in dealing with your IBS.

The IBS Network

This United Kingdom-based group offers an impressive array of services for those with IBS, both on an individual and large-scale basis.

Hypnosis Treatment Protocol for IBS

This hypnosis treatment protocol is used for IBS research. Not only has it been shown to deliver amazing results, but it is also commonly available.

The UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders

The UNC Center engages in an impressive array of activities, including patient care, research, professional training, and public education.

The Mind-Body Digestive Center

This center, located in New York City, offers a comprehensive approach to IBS treatment due to its unique husband and wife gastroenterologist/psychologist team.

The Gastrointestinal Health Foundation

This foundation is focused on offering education to health professionals on various topics relating to digestive health—with a special emphasis on IBS. Although its target audience is physicians, its free offerings may have some appeal to all.

The Watson Center

This center, run by a registered dietitian and a life coach, provides comprehensive, holistic treatment and resources for IBS—with a special emphasis on the low-FODMAP diet.