Hypnosis Irritable Bowel Syndrome – The Link between body and mind!

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS as it is known is a long-term ailment that affects a person’s digestive system. Something like 1 in 10 people will probably suffer from this issue at some point in their life. Some afflicted individuals endure extreme symptoms and more often than not need to seek professional medical help.

Problems can vary from constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, stomach cramps, nausea, tiredness, and for some people anxiousness and depression. These issues arise because of the irregularity of the gastrointestinal tract as it moves food we have consumed through the stomach. The body can’t absorb sufficient water if it moves too fast leading to diarrhoea.

Constipation occurs if it moves too slowly and consequently too much water is taken in.

Irritable bowel is more common in younger people, symptoms as a general rule starting between 20 and 30. Women are much more likely to suffer from Irritable bowel.

IBS and the Stress Factor

There is no definite medical remedy but research now suggests that symptoms of Irritable bowel syndrome are closely linked to emotional tension and stressful life events. When stressed, a sufferer’s bowel might become either over or underactive. This stress can also cause the brain to overcompensate and too many chemicals are released. This results in issues in the digestive and immune systems.

People with IBS in many cases complain that they’ve suffered for some time without finding any real help. Modifying one’s diet can get rid of symptoms for a short period, and medications for instance antispasmodics and antidepressants may be given but until the link between gut and mind are realised IBS will still cause problems.

The mind and gut are inseparably joined, and because stress is a significant factor in Irritable bowel syndrome, the symptoms will persist until the stress or anxiety is remedied.

How Hypnosis Can Help

As there is such a strong link between emotion and digestion, hypnosis can be very good in dealing with IBS and controlling the digestive system. It is an extremely effective solution for long-term relief, there are two ways in which it can help. Firstly, hypnosis may help with relaxation and removing any unhealthy stress on the body. Secondly, hypnotherapy can uncover and explore the root cause of this underlying stress by reprogramming the subconscious and reducing and in some cases completely eliminating the suffering factors.

Backed by Research

Hypnotherapy and its advantages have been extensively studied in the past 25 years. Exhaustive scientific studies were undertaken by experts Professor Peter Whorwell, Olafur S. Palsson, L.A. Houghton and William Gonsalkorale.

They all accumulated evidence showing that hypnotherapy is a productive treatment for patients afflicted by irritable bowel syndrome. A number of studies stating that a sufferer is significantly improved in the long term.

Hypnotherapy is a trusted and well-established resolution for irritable bowel syndrome and a hypnotic approach can also promote beneficial thinking and coping strategies by accessing our subconscious mind in a deep state of relaxation.

If you would like to know more, contact Katina on 01502 587341 or 07847 552 390 for a free consultation and discover how hypnotherapy can help you make the changes you want.

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