HYPNOSIS FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)

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In the US, 4.5 million people suffer from the discomfort and pain of the digestive system. Hypnosis is one of the most efficient and popular method to alleviate the symptoms, having a success rate of 80%, according to recent studies.
“Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits. As a functional bowel disorder IBS has no known organic cause” according to Wikipedia. Hypnotherapy has been proven to be the most effective method.
The National Institute of Health has recognized hypnosis as a method in dealing with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). One of the first studies of hypnotherapy for IBS was conducted by Dr. Peter Whorwell, a leading expert on IBS and hypnotherapy in the UK. A trial he conducted in the 1980s found that a group of patients diagnosed with IBS who had failed to respond to other treatments showed dramatic improvements when treated with a guy-directed hypnotherapy. He declared that over 20 years of study has shown that hypnosis improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and can even alter the underlying physical problems that cause the symptoms.
In gut-directed hypnotherapy, Dr. Gabor takes the general techniques of hypnotherapy and applies them directly to the abdominal pain and digestive symptoms which IBS sufferers struggle with. This type of hypnotherapy has been clinically tested and found to be very helpful to many IBS patience.
Dr. Gabor’s complementary program for overcoming IBS includes Medical Hypnotherapy, Suggestion Hypnotherapy, NLP, Guided Imagery for Healing and Regression Therapy as powerful tools for eliminating the symptoms and managing the pain. This program also helps the client diagnosed with IBS manage stress, anxiety, pain, overcome depression and sleep disorders, and become mentally and emotionally balanced by optimizing the conscious and subconscious programs of thinking.
Adrian Fugh-Berman, M.D., chairman of the National Woman’s Health Network in Washington DC, said that hypnosis should be the treatment of choice for cases of IBS which have not responded to conventional therapy.
Regarding using Hypnosis for IBS, gastroenterologist Cynthia M. Yoshida, M.D., director of the Woman’s GI clinic at the Digestive Health Center of Excellence at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, said “I’m a believer.”
Dr. Graeme D. Smith from University of Edinburgh studied 75 patients with IBS, before and after they took part in hypnosis sessions. The 20 men and 55 women who took part in the study reported that hypnotherapy brought about significant improvements in the physical and emotional symptoms related to IBS.
Hypnotherapy is one of the best known and most widely used treatments for IBS, and can offer sufferers a drug-free solution to their symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain and bloating.
A new study shows hypnosis as an effective, long-term therapy for irritable bowel syndrome. In the largest long-term study of hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome to date, 7 out of 10 patients reported an improvement in symptoms after treatment.

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