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MagicRelief is a comprehensive, cutting-edge solution to help people suffering from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and other digestive problems for which doctors are unable to find any physical cause.

MagicRelief is currently a confidential work in progress. To fully view this video and learn more about MagicRelief, please contact MindLife. If you’re a stakeholder please click ‘FOR COLLABORATORS AND CLINICIANS’, if you’re a young person and wish to join our MagicRelief Young Advisor Group please click ‘I’M INTERESTED’.

Below is an explanation for parents with children who suffer with IBS or similar conditions.
We will update and convert this to whiteboard animations – one specifically designed for children and young people, and the other for parents.

Millions of people of all ages including children, suffer from issues with the digestive system, such as pain, diarrhoea, constipation, irritable bowel (IBS), for which doctors are unable to offer effective help. These conditions are sometimes called ‘Unexplained Medical Conditions’.

There are multiple reasons why people may have these conditions,
and why doctors can’t currently cure them:

1) These conditions are not like a physical disease for which the doctor can find something wrong within the body (such as a wound, or virus or bacteria, or tumour).

2) In most cases these conditions are caused by emotions such as anxiety or deep sadness, and doctors are not trained to detect and cure such emotional issues; whilst therapists are not experts in digestive problems.

3) In some instances these conditions are caused by sensitivity to specific types of food. Different people can be sensitive to different types of food, and the doctor doesn’t have any test to find which foods trigger the symptoms.

4) Sometimes, the cause can be a combination of emotions and food, making it is even more difficult to accurately diagnose.

However, this is not a life-threatening disease and we have good news: We’ve collaborated with many experts including gastroenterologists, psychologists, GPs, nutritionists to create effective solutions for all types of patients and conditions. We have tried our first version in two clinical trials with patients who have suffered with IBS over many years, with excellent results.

We are currently developing the most comprehensive solution to-date for digestive problems, which will include both assessments and interventions, personalised for the unique needs of each user. The first version of MagicRelief is designed for children and young people.

If you are a clinician who would like to be involved please click on the button ‘For Clinicians and Collaborators’. If you are a parent of a child, or are a young person who suffers with digestive problems, please click on the ‘I’m Interested’ button.