Hypnotherapy is one of the best known and most widely used treatments for IBS; and can offer a drug-free solution to the symptoms. Most people treated with hypnosis have reported dramatic improvements.
Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating and flatulence and vary greatly from person to person. Sufferers often experience swings from diarrhea to constipation.
It is the most common disorder of the intestine, affecting 10 to 20 percent of adults, many of whom do not seek treatment.
Reducing the symptoms of IBS can involve using fiber supplements, eliminating foods that cause bloating, identifying foods you are intolerant or allergic to and taking probiotic supplements. Your doctor may also suggest stress-relieving activities, since stress is often considered a major trigger of Irritable Bowel symptoms. Regular exercise can also help.
The exact causes of IBS are not fully understood. Studies have suggested that people anxious, compulsive, over-conscientious, dependent, sensitive, guilty, unassertive, or depressed people may be more likely to develop IBS.
Regression Hypnotherapy works on the emotional level, therefore any 'undigested emotion from your past' or even your current situation can be addressed and released. Scientists are starting to compare the intestine to a second brain.
Pr Michael Gershon from Colombia University, New York, suggests that both our brains, our head and our belly have to be in agreement for our body to function properly. Dr Devroede, director of the Quebec Hypnosis Institute, suggests that our belly is the center of our emotional life, which supports the theory that bely aches, when not from a physiological cause, could be suppressed emotions.
Hypnotherapy is known to bring about significant improvements in the physical and emotional symptoms related to IBS.
The NIH (National Institute of Health) has recognized Hypnosis as a method in dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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