Hypnotherapy and IBS
One of the options available to people with IBS is
hypnotherapy. This has proven to be an effective
alternative treatment for IBS.
The type of hypnotherapy that is used with IBS is known as
gut directed hypnotherapy. This was developed specifically with
those who are fighting with IBS. It has proven to be effective
with over eighty percent of patients who have used this
alternative method to help with their problem.
Hypnotherapy allows the muscles to relax in a certain
area. By changing the nerves in the brain with suggestions from
hypnosis, IBS sufferers can then gain control over their
This approach was first investigated and
used in 1984 through a University Hospital. It was found that
using hypnotherapy, in relation to other methods had more
success in relieving sufferer's problems. From here, the idea
of hypnotherapy as a possible cure for IBS was improved with
eventually several methods used to help those with IBS.
Usually, the first session of hypnosis will include
evaluating and recording the symptoms that are related to IBS.
The history of your condition will also be recorded in order to
find what types of pains and how severe they are has
The person with IBS will then proceed into a series of
sessions that include hypnosis. Usually, the sessions will last
for a certain amount of time and will be done over a series of
six to twelve weeks. This will depend on how long the sessions
are, as well as how serious your condition is in relation to
Different hypnosis specialists will change the amount of
time that is part of the treatment, mostly in relation to their
From here, the person with IBS will have the ability to gain
control over their condition and symptoms. While hypnotherapy
is not known as a cure for IBS forever, it is known to improve
conditions and allow the person to feel a new sense of control
over their problem. Because it is not an invasive type of
therapy on your system, it will also have no side effects and
will not cause harm if it doesn't work.
By knowing what hypnotherapy is, you can determine whether
it will be right for your IBS condition. This, in turn, can
help you to improve and control your situations with IBS.
Although it is not hypnosis, consider EFT as an alternative
therapy to eliminate IBS symptoms.