I provide help for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in High Wycombe, Bucks and the surrounding areas, so if you are suffering from this condition give me a call and see what I can do to help you.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder that affects the nervous system of the gut. Since it is a functional disorder, it is defined not by specific medical tests, but by its symptoms. IBS symptoms include bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea or constipation.
IBS might not be a life-threatening disorder in itself, but it does affect the person’s quality of life. The causes of IBS are unknown. There have been a number of studies over the past few years that have shown there may be a genetic factor to developing IBS. However, most researchers believe that genetics alone is not enough to cause the disorder. It is believed that there must be a secondary cause to trigger the IBS. For example research has shown an association between previous gastrointestinal infections and IBS. Because the brain communicates with the intestines, there is widespread acceptance that psychological factors, such as emotions and stress can contribute to flare-ups of bowel disorders.
Conventional medicine alone has not been able to adequately alleviate IBS symptoms. However, hypnotherapy in conjunction with traditional treatments has produced amazing results in alleviation of IBS symptoms. Hypnotherapy is not considered a “cure” for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but it is an effective method for symptom relief.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recognises hypnotherapy as a treatment that is effective for IBS control.
An article produced by IFFGD (International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders) it states “Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in a number of clinical studies”.
Treatment for IBS
Hypnotherapy is a safe and gentle treatment which is highly successful in alleviating the symptoms of IBS. Sessions are taken every 2 weeks and you should expect anything from 6-12 sessions depending on the severity of your condition.
I use gut directed therapy and provide recordings which are listened to between sessions. This treatment plan has very good results and should alleviate most of your symptoms.