The standard medical approach to IBS treatment is unsatisfactory for many
For many who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), traditional Western medical treatments can be disappointing and may only provide limited relief. These folks may continue to struggle with bloating, abdominal pain, gas, difficult or abnormal bowel movements, and emotional issues.
Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome may improve your condition
If you want to consider a different approach to treating your illness, you owe it to yourself to consider hypnosis. This safe and effective approach uses the power of suggestion, and the principles of medical hypnosis, to help IBS patients take charge of their bodies and reduce - or even reverse - the symptoms of IBS.
Studies demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach
The Palsson protocol I use was evaluated over two studies in which patients with severe IBS "received seven biweekly hypnosis sessions and used hypnosis audiotapes at home. All central IBS symptoms improved substantially from treatment in both studies." See Dig Dis Sci. 2002 Nov;47(11):2605-14 on PubMed.
A quick Google search will reveal that many other studies document the efficacy of hypnosis for the treatment of uncomfortable or debilitating IBS symptoms... naturally, with no side effects!
The mind-body connection
If you have IBS, you have probably noticed that stress and other mental and behavioral factors play a role, and can worsen or improve your symptoms. This is one reason hypnosis is exquisitely suited for the treatment of IBS. Not only are the specific physiological IBS symptoms targeted, but patients also benefit from the relaxation training and behavioral modification aspects of hypnosis that are so effective... not to mention, so pleasant! My clients often tell me hypnosis is so relaxing that it's comparable to taking a nap. Ahhhhh.
Are you wondering if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
If so, you need to see your doctor for an assessment. Read here about the process of getting evaluated for IBS. It’s a good idea to start keeping a daily IBS Symptom Diary today so you will have detailed information to share with your provider.
Want more information about treating your IBS with hypnosis? Contact me to set up a free phone consultation to learn more about how I use Palsson's 7-session protocol to help IBS sufferers take charge of their illness.
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Maysie Tift is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Master Hypnotist with offices in San Rafael, CA and San Francisco, CA.