Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - Symptoms and effects
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - How hypnotherapy can help
One of the most common ailments in the GI or Gastrointestinal tract is the Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. This disorder contains irregular movement or changes in the way the stomach or intestines normally work even without any visible physical changes. This is characterized by recurrent abdominal discomfort or pain associated with the change in the function of the bowel that cause constipation, diarrhea and sometimes, people experience both. Generally, this disorder is more prevalence in the female population.
A lot of professionals have problem dealing and treating IBS since there are no specific medicines or treatments. However, there are extensive variety of drugs or medicines has been used to cure the symptoms associated with IBS still, those drugs have limited efficiency in treating complex IBS. Today, there are tested and proven way on how to treat IBS and this is through therapy such as hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Therapy treatment regarding IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome has been proven effective and this treatment has undergone several clinical studies to show it can offer relief to the IBS sufferers.
According to the NHS the most common symptoms of IBS are:
The symptoms of IBS can also have a significant impact on a person's day-to-day life and can have a deep psychological impact. As a result, many people with the condition have feelings of depression and anxiety.
Hypnotherapy uses progressive relaxation methods such as soothing imagery or pictures and the focus is on the sensations of the person’s symptoms. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy help to combat or diminish the IBS symptoms and can offer relief in other symptoms associated with this disorder including vomiting, weariness, back pain, and urinary problems. There is a also benefit to the mental, emotional, indicative and physical state of the client.
One factor that can cause or worsen this syndrome is the lifestyle. Many sufferers will resort to a healthier lifestyle; with a balanced and proper diet. Also sufferers may use medicines such as laxative to make the bowel perform properly. There is an extensive variety of methods on how to treat IBS and all of these work alongside hypnotherapy.
At Assured Effects Hypnotherapy in Poole, Wimborne and Bournemouth we specialise in treating IBS in a course over 4 -6 sixty minute sessions. We take away the anxiety associated with IBS and provide training in self-hypnosis techniques to lessen or remove the symptoms. We provide audio back-up tracks throughout the sessions.
I I deal with stress a lot better, so experience less physical symptoms as a side effect. Through relaxation I've significantly improved my anxiety, and have created a more positive outlook on life. Andy had a huge role to play, and for that I will always be grateful. I appreciated learning techniques to be able to take control of my emotions and behaviour. And everything Andy helped me with, I have used ever since. It was great for relaxation, and I liked the visualisation part of it. I found the more therapeutic part of the sessions for helpful for my particular problems.
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