1 in 5 people are affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gut and digestive disorders. Symptoms range from occasional abdominal pain to digestive problems so debilitating, they are unable to work or socialise.
Monash University researchers recently demonstrated that hypnotherapy is on par with the popular low FODMAP diet for improvement of IBS, gut health and digestive symptoms. Studies have linked microbial gut health to high levels of anxiety, with research suggesting that anxiety and fear can aid or hinder healthy gut digestion.
Symptoms of IBS and Gut Health Disorders:
IBS has been called the diagnosis of exclusion meaning those suffering from the condition are alienated from specific foods and often socially as well. Symptoms of IBS and gut digestive problems vary from person to person with some of the most common complaints:
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- Diarrhoea, constipation or a combination of both
- Abdominal bloating
- Passing mucus from the back passage
While the causes of IBS are unknown, what we do know is that it does have a severe impact on the quality of life for anyone experiencing these symptoms. The more “traditional” treatment for IBS and gut disorders has been fibre therapy, antispasmodic medications and antidepressants. Fibre is added to the diet through the use of bulking type laxatives. Antispasmodic medications to reduce the spasms in the gut and antidepressants that may reduce the sensitivity of the gut to pain and other sensations. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, these drug therapies have a 25% success rate.
Help Research says for IBS:
The good news is recent research from University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has strong and overwhelming evidence supporting the fact that anywhere from 80 to 90% of IBS and gut health symptoms can be reduced or eliminated with hypnosis.
Research from NIH (National Institute of Health), 2016 says that “hypnosis should be the treatment of choice for severe cases of IBS.” However, it is important to seek out qualified hypnotherapists that have a knowledge of IBS and do ‘gut-directed hypnosis’ which means using specific scripts directed for the digestive system rather than sessions to just relax the mind and body.
Hypnotherapy is one of the most successful treatment options for chronic IBS and gut disorders and, in contrast to other treatments, it has no negative side effects. According to published studies which have been undertaken over many years, gut-directed hypnotherapy consistently produces significant positive results, in the order of 80% to 90% improvement (Monash University).
Gut-directed hypnotherapy has a very positive impact on health-related quality of life with improvements in psychological well-being and physical symptoms. Dr Peters from the Gastrointestinal Disorders and Coeliac Clinic states “It’s great that there’s another therapy that we can now recommend in the clinic for those who do not have great success with the diet”. Hypnotherapy has shown to be a significantly beneficial treatment with the study recently published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Their clinic has an 18-month wait for people travelling to undertake the hypnotherapy treatment.
Paediatric physicians are also concerned with children displaying symptoms of IBS. This is the first time children have displayed these type of symptoms, and it is believed increased stress and anxiety is the cause.
- free from the pain
- without diarrhoea
- having your life back
- trusting your own body again
- taking back control of your health
- socialising happily without any worries
- feeling normal again, like everyone else
Easy Solution to your IBS and gut disorder:
You can now access this specialised hypnotherapy treatment, prepared by one of Australia’s leading Clinical Hypnotherapist, Lifestyle Dr Karen Phillip. Her Virtual Hypnotherapy treatment enables everyone to access this specialised session immediately, without needing to wait for months and without paying hundreds of dollars to visit a practitioner. For less than $15 your session is delivered to your inbox, to keep forever.
Imagine how wonderful it will be to quietly sit back, relax and allow the therapeutic suggestions to change how your body responds. Imagine being able to be ‘normal and healthy’ again to allow your subconscious mind to make the adjustments it needs to accept and digest foods without the old related IBS issues. Get your session today at Virtual Hypnotherapy. The only thing you have to lose is your discomfort.
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Monash University, (2016), Gut reaction right on hypnotherapy, https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/gut-reaction-right-on-hypnotherapy
School of Health in Social Science, (2016), University of Edinburgh, Old Medical School, Edinburgh, UK.