How Hypnotherapy can help IBS and Anxiety
Doctors often recommend medication or dietary and lifestyle changes to help reduce the number of attacks. Stress Management and relaxation techniques are also advised and this is where hypnotherapy can help. As hypnosis involves a state of relaxation it can lower a person’s anxiety and stress levels especially when it is used regularly. This relaxation and calm can then relax the tension in the digestive tract and help reduce the pain. Hospitals in the UK, US and Australia are now offering successful hypnotherapy services to those suffering from IBS symptoms. Dr Roland Valori, editor of Frontline Gastroenterology,in the UK, said of the first 100 of his patients treated with hypnotherapy, symptoms improved significantly for nine in 10. Furthermore major US hospitals are not only using hypnotherapy for IBS but also for other digestive conditions such as colitis and acid reflux, according to the Digestive Health Foundation.
Guidelines issued to doctors in the UK by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) recommend Hypnotherapy as an option for “intractable” IBS. as it has been shown to improve the symptoms in many people.
Here at Mind Mojo our hypnosis for IBS protocol is based on famous research based Manchester Model developed by Professor Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology at Manchester University, UK. This method, also known as Gut Directed Hypnotherapy uses visualization and hypnosis to teach relaxation and pain control techniques, reduce stress and put patients in control of their IBS symptoms. Professor Whorwell showed it was effective in reducing IBS symptoms and improving quality of life for 70-80 percent of his patients and involved 12 sessions over a three month period.
For more details about our IBS Hypnotherapy programme in Singapore please contact us below.
*Please note as this is a form of therapy we are unable to offer any guarantees and results may vary from person to person.