Clinical trials have shown that hypnotherapy is one of the more successful treatment approaches for IBS, reducing and improving IBS symptoms in a large majority of patients.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a source of chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms and it has significant effects on quality of life. About one-in-five Australians suffers from IBS at some time in their lives, but women are more likely to get IBS and develop more serious symptoms.
The exact cause of IBS is unknown. The most common theory is that IBS is a disorder of the interaction between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract, although there may also be abnormalities in the gut flora or the immune system. However, the stress and anxiety involved in the distressing symptoms and discomfort of IBS adds to the severity of the symptoms and the debilitating aspect of the condition.
Stress management is a crucially important component of managing IBS, and hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for relieving and managing stress. By using hypnotherapy to help the subconscious mind to think differently, you can allow the body to react differently.