IBS is a frustrating and
often debilitating chronic illness characterized by diarrhea,
constipation, abdominal pain, bloating and spasms. Conventional medical
treatment includes a variety of medications, a high fiber diet, fiber
supplements and behavioral changes. The behavioral changes include
exercise, stress reduction and dietary changes. Unfortunately, this
regime has not been proven adequately effective for
a high percentage of sufferers. In addition, many people find the side
effects of the medications to be more noxious than the IBS Symptoms.
Either reason results in poor compliance.
However, Hypnotherapy has been proven
highly effective in alleviating IBS symptoms. Over 15 years of solid
scientific research has demonstrated Hypnotherapy as an effective, safe
and inexpensive choice for IBS symptom alleviation. Hypnotherapy
routinely produces positive results in over 80% of the people who use
it. It has been so overwhelmingly successful for IBS symptom
alleviation that Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, chair of the National Women's
Health Network in Washington, DC, says that Hypnosis should be the
treatment of choice for IBS cases which have not responded to
conventional therapy. In the UK Hypnotherapy is often the first plan of
Typically during Hypnotherapy for IBS,
clients have experienced the following:
93.7% have a reduction of symptoms.
86% have become symptom free within the course of therapy.
This is a program done in conjunction with
your personal physician and is not intended as a replacement for
traditional medical treatment. Conventional medical treatment has been
inadequate in alleviating IBS symptoms for most people. However,
Hypnotherapy combined with traditional medical treatment can provide
dramatic relief for most sufferers.
Most clients, with the help of their personal physicians, have been
to reduce or eliminate most of the medications they were taking for IBS
There are two distinct therapies for IBS. The first is for people who
suffer from IBS only when a specific event is going on. For example not
access to bathrooms can cause anxiety that will trigger the symptoms.
can almost fall in to a category of a phobia that causes the symptoms
manifest. This therapy is more focused on Anxiety and the time between
is scheduled differently. The second is for people who suffer the
day to day. These people experience the IBS cycle from good days to bad
days with events not effecting it. Many of the people who have IBS also
have Fibromyalgia. Your insurance may
this therapy. Before selecting a Hypnotherapist for IBS, be sure they
the proper training. This therapy requires additional certifications
provided in Standard training.
If you have any questions on this feel free to contact me for a free confidential
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