If you are reading this article, it is very likely you clicked on it after seeing the rather amusing thumbnail image which accompanies it. For those of you who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), however, it is absolutely no laughing matter. Here, I will talk about how hypnosis is used to alleviate the painful symptoms of IBS.
First of all, lets define what IBS is. It is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). It is a chronic condition that needs to be managed on a long-term basis. Symptoms include cramping, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation.
Based on the findings of several clinical studies, hypnosis has been shown to be a highly effective of IBS. Hypnosis provides symptomatic, psychological and physiological benefits. Research has shown that it doesn’t just help improve the primary symptoms of IBS. Hypnosis can also help relieve nausea, urinary problems and other secondary symptoms which typically accompany IBS.
Hypnosis helps you learn relaxation techniques, as well as learning new ways to manage stress. It helps reduce the tension, stress and anxiety caused by IBS. According to research on the long-term follow up, it has been shown that most patients require no further medication after a period between 1-5 years.
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