Hypnotherapy for IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a debilitating condition that feels like it has no cure. In fact, it doesn’t have a cure. That doesn’t mean that IBS can’t get better though, to a level where the person often forgets they even have IBS. When talking about treatment for IBS, the information on the government website Office of Women’s Health on hypnotherapy for IBS says the following:
Counseling and stress relief
Many people who seek care for IBS also have anxiety, panic, or depression. Stress is also an issue for people with IBS because it can make the symptoms worse. Research shows that psychological therapy can help ease IBS symptoms. Therapies that can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a short-term treatment that mixes different types of therapies and behavioral strategies. The type of CBT used to treat IBS may focus on managing life stress. Or, it may focus on changing how a person responds to anxiety about IBS symptoms.
- Dynamic psychotherapy, an intensive, short-term form of talk therapy. It may focus on in-depth discussions about the link between symptoms and emotions. The therapy may also help people identify and resolve interpersonal conflicts.
- Hypnotherapy, where people enter an altered state of consciousness. Visual suggestions are made to imagine pain going away, for example.
General stress relief is also important. Exercising regularly is a good way to relieve stress. It also helps the bowel function better and improves overall health. Meditation, yoga, and massage may also help.
Hypnotherapy for IBS is one of three suggestions for the treatment of IBS.
Why does the government website say this? Because hypnotherapy for IBS has been highly researched and proven effective. The treatment for IBS hypnotherapy protocol I use comes out of the medical school of the University of North Carolina. They did studies over years and years until they
found exactly what works. So much so, that I had to commit to following the protocol exactly.
The researchers didn’t just go by self-report. They did medical tests and took bowel samples to make sure that the treatments for IBS that they were offering were truly effective. And they are.
I specialize in hypnosis for anxiety and chronic conditions in Broward county and the Fort Lauderdale area. To see if we’re a good fit to work together, schedule your free consultation at 954-309-9071.
Yours in health,