IBS/ bacterial overgrowth and chinese medicine

My 4-year-old autistic son has Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), and we are looking for a Chinese medicine practitioner who has had success in treating this. We have tried conventional medicine and diet, but it hasn't helped. Any other recommendations on combating this would be appreciated.

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I'm assuming this means you did the FODMAP diet that has been researched by Stanford? I'd be cautious of Chinese medicine for a four year old. A lot of the ingredients/herbs/bone are from China which has a lot of unregulated lead pollution getting absorbed by these ingredients.

Try Dr. Jolene Brighten on Grand Avenue in Oakland. I was having recurrent monthly yeast infections (I know, not SIBO, but bear with me) and losing my mind. She did a stool test which showed I had a weird parasite which was likely causing intestinal + pH issues; she prescribed some supplements and I'm happy to report they worked. She's very easy to talk to and is happy to have discussions about different kinds of treatments, and is happy to talk with allopathic doctors to work out a combination approach. Good luck!

Be very careful about using medicine from outside the US especially from China.  Traditional Chinese medicines are not tightly controlled and contain lead or other heavy metals which cause irreversible brain damage, brick dust, only filler material or non-regulated drugs.