Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS is a chronic condition that you will need to manage long term. It is treated with body and ear acupuncture. the aim of the treatment is to regulate the intestines and relieve the pain that often accompanies the syndrome. Acupuncture is not a cure but can be an aid to manage the disease.