Hypnotherapy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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					Hypnotherapy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Since 1958, hypnotherapy has been approved by the AMA as being a valid
medical treatment. Since it is able to reach the subconscious levels on
one's mind, hypnotherapy can alter a person's conscious perception of his
or her health problems.
This has been found to be a very effective means of alleviating the
variety of symptoms that accompany IBS including diarrhea, pain,
constipation, nausea, bloating and gas.
Hypnotherapy is regarded as only affecting the mind. However, the mind
and body are intertwined especially regarding IBS, since it is often
called the brain-gut dysfunction. Therefore, hypnotherapy can help
physical ailments.
During the hypnotic state, consciousness becomes more selective, and a
hypnosis patient becomes focused on internal processes rather than being
distracted by worldly concerns.
Approximately 10% of today's population is not susceptible to
hypnotherapy. The rest of us can turn to this method in order to relieve
the symptoms of a variety of disorders which include the following:
asthma, strokes, Parkinson's disease, high blood pressure, irregular
heart beat, paralysis, allergies, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy,
nausea and vomiting, muscle spasms and finally, with a well documented
success rate, irritable bowel syndrome.
Hypnotherapy has been proven successful in reducing or even alleviating
all symptoms associated with IBS. Research has been carried out for over
fifteen years and has revealed that hypnotherapy is a safe, effective and
an inexpensive treatment for IBS. Some believe that this should be the
treatment of choice in the event that conventional means of treating IBS
For many people who suffer from IBS, it seems that stress seems to
trigger an attack. Let's face it, stress is a normal part of living
today. However, one must be able to manage stress. This is where
hypnotherapy and irritable bowel syndrome come into play. Hypnotherapy
treatment for irritable bowel syndrome has the ability to reduce the
effects of stress, and this is particularly beneficial to those who
suffer from IBS.
IBS is, in fact, uniquely suited to treatment either by hypnotherapy or
self-hypnosis for several reasons. First, as was just cited, hypnotherapy
can greatly reduce stress-related attacks. Second, hypnotherapy is able
to alleviate virtually all of the types and different levels of pain.
This is a great benefit for those who suffer with IBS. Finally, since IBS
is a syndrome, if you can help to relieve and prevent any of the symptoms
of IBS, then you have affected a cure for this disorder.
The underlying syndrome may still be there, but if you are not suffering
from any of the symptoms, then you will be living a life that is free of
IBS. When one undergoes hypnotherapy, then he or she must think positive
thoughts and know that after the end of the sessions a symptom-free
result can be expected.
How do you go about using hypnotherapy for your IBS symptoms? There are
two options to choose from. For many people, due to their busy schedules,
the best means is by using a self-hypnosis program that you can use in
your home that is specifically gut-directed. You can also find a trained
hypnotherapist whose main focus is on IBS in your area and then call and
set up an appointment for in-person treatment sessions.
Article written by Jessica Bradbury, she has a site dedicated to bottom
line information on IBS, including spastic colon treatments and the cure
for irritable bowel syndrome.