In many cases, IBS can be managed with dietary changes and medications, such as laxatives and fiber supplements. For more severe cases of IBS, doctors may prescribe stronger drugs, including antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication. These drugs, however, can only do so much, and then can also create unpleasant side effects. Because of these limitations, many people have turned to, and found relief with, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine when treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In fact, according to a study published by the American College of Gastroenterology, acupuncture was found to be the most successful alternative treatment for IBS.