Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
How hypnotherapy is and effective treatment for IBS
Michelle Levin – Sydney City Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy for IBS at Sydney Clinical Hypnotherapy
IBS is a debilitating and awkward condition to manage, it affects 1 in 5 Australians. Sometimes it can be triggered by, food intolerance, infection, hormones or even medication. Psychological factors also contribute to IBS such as anxiety, depression and stress. Our Hypnotherapy for IBS is based on proven scientific research effective in treating IBS and its symptoms.
What causes IBS?
The actual case of IBS is not fully known as there are so many factors to take into account. Research has found that there is a Gut – Brain axis where information flows between your gut to your brain.
Researchers now say that we have two brains the second one is located in your gut. Dan Peterson from John Hopkins University School of Medicine said that a huge proportion of your immune cells are in your gut (GI tract), that’s why it’s important to have a healthy gut because of your immune system.
Typical symptoms of IBS
- Abdominal pain and discomfort
- Abdominal contractions, spasms or cramps
- Excess wind
- Joint pain
- Brain Fog
Hypnotherapy for IBS
Researchers from Monash University and the Alfred Hospital Department of Gastroenterology conducted studies on two groups, the Low FODMAP diet and Hypnosis. The Low FODMAP diet is an elimination diet that is very restrictive and can take many months to work out the triggers that case IBS symptoms, some participants found it very hard to stick to this new way of eating. FODMAP diet means that you will be eating a very restricted diet.
The hypnosis group was given six sessions of medical hypnosis over six weeks and it was found that both the FODMAP diet and the hypnosis has the same results, 70% of both groups had relief from IBS symptoms. However the clients having hypnotherapy for IBS had the added benefit of long term relief from symptoms and the bonus of feeling wonderful, less stressed and anxious without diet change.
Hypnotherapy for IBS at Sydney Clinical Hypnotherapy | Michelle Levin
Can you imagine what it would be like to be completely free from IBS, free of the pain and anxiety related to IBS? It is possible, I have successfully helped many people with my Hypnotherapy for IBS program.