Hypnotherapy for IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - or IBS as it is commonly known - is a very common intestinal problem affecting as many as one in five of us.  Sufferers know that its effects include abdominal pain, bloating, irregular bowel movements and sometimes diarrhoea or constipation.

IBS can also be a blow to your self-confidence making travel and attending social events difficult and even impossible.  Your family doctor may be able to prescribe drugs that control of some of the symptoms but you may also find that hypnotherapy offers much comfort and support.

In two separate studies, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that hypnotherapy offered a very effective alternative method to relieve IBS symptoms.

The first study involves 138 IBS sufferers. For twelve weeks, they underwent one-hour hypnotherapy sessions. Participants were taught how to control their symptoms through deep relaxation and positive suggestion.

At the end of the trial, their conditions were assessed. It was found that 40% of those who had hypnotherapy experienced significant reduction in IBS symptoms. Not only that, they were able to manage their condition as well for the entire year following the treatment. On the second study which was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 208 IBS patients were examined after undergoing hypnotherapy. It was shown that 85% of those who received hypnosis treatment experienced reduction in symptoms for up to seven years. Furthermore, they found that the number of people who seek medical care to address their IBS have reduced by 70%.

I have found that I have been able to help give sufferers much more control over the symptoms of their IBS in between five and eight sessions of treatment, although of course, as with all therapies including conventional medicine there is never any guarantee of success.  Please contact me by telephone if you need more information on 01267 290819.

Nick Brunger Hypnotherapy    Pencnwc, Abergorlech Road, Felingwm Isaf, Carmarthen SA32 7BA

01267 290411 or 07752 438901      email:  info@nickbrungerhypnotherapy.co.uk