Christine Key Surrey Hypnotherapist BA MSPCAH DHP Registered and Accredited Hypnotherapist
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition that stops your bowels working properly. The symptoms of IBS can be abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea. It affects about 1 in 7 people, most of them women. Doctors do not know what goes wrong when someone suffers from IBS but they believe that the muscles that move digested food thorough your intestines are malfunctioning; either moving too quickly, too slowly, going into spasm or just failing to work in a coordinated way.
Hypnotherapy is recognised as a treatment that can be effective for the relief of IBS. Hypnosis has been investigated in many scientific research studies and publications like The Lancet, the world's leading independent general medical journal. Articles on IBS treatment state that hypnosis could provide long-lasting benefit and that hypnotherapy is an effective long-term treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.
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A controlled trial of hypnotherapy in the treatment of severe irritable-bowel syndrome.The Lancet 1984
This study was thoroughly placebo-controlled and showed dramatic contrast in response to hypnosis treatment in comparison with the placebo group. Thirty patients with severe symptoms which were unresponsive to other treatment were randomly chosen to receive 7 sessions of hypnotherapy (15 patients) or 7 sessions of psychotherapy plus placebo pills (15 patients). The psychotherapy group showed a small but significant improvement in abdominal pain and distension, and in general well-being, but not bowel activity pattern. The hypnotherapy patients showed a dramatic improvement in all central symptoms. The hypnotherapy group showed no relapses during the 3-month follow-up period.
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Christine can help you with your IBS using these hypnotherapy methods. Phone or email today for a free initial consultation.