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IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in a number of clinical studies. I also combine this treatment with acupuncture sessions as this too stimulates change and allows for healing.

Hypnotherapy involves progressive relaxation and suggestions focused on the individual’s condition. I always see improvement in overall well-being, and quality of life, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, and bloating though dietary changes may have to take place also.

Research has found that hypnotherapy helps improve the primary symptoms of IBS. It can also relieve other symptoms suffered by many people such as nausea, fatigue, backache, and urinary problems. Hypnotherapy appears to offer symptomatic psychological, and physiological benefits.

Many research studies show the benefits of both Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy for IBS and I would highly recommend having both forms of treatment.


The Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Hypnotherapy

Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback volume 23, pages219–232(1998)

Previous research from the United Kingdom has shown hypnotherapy to be effective in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The current study provides a systematic replication of this work in the United States.

Results from the entire treated sample indicate that the individual symptoms of abdominal pain, constipation, and flatulence improved significantly. State and trait anxiety scores were also seen to decrease significantly.

Results at the 2-month follow-up point indicated good maintenance of treatment gains. 

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