Irritable Bowel Syndrome
When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it strengthen you
Did you know that there is clinical evidence that Hypnotherapy helps with IBS? In fact, Professor of Medicine & Gastroenterology at the University of Manchester, Peter Whorewell, has been studying this since the 1980’s. His pioneering research demonstrates that over 70% of IBS sufferers see improvement and even the complete disappearance of symptoms after Hypnotherapy.
Peter Whorewell demonstrates effectiveness of IBS over Skype. In fact as he says in the video below, hypnotherapy over video conferencing is also very effective. This is why we offer this service at shaantiwellness not only for our IBS protocol but for other conditions too.
The key here is to understand that Hypnotherapy makes a lasting change in your IBS symptoms, for years in many cases. Read the BBC article.
It doesn’t just apply to IBS. Research has shown that acid secretions and functioning of motor activity in the upper colon can be influenced by hypnotherapy resulting in relief from heartburn and burning sensations in the abdominal area. For people with acid reflux this could really help. One of our therapists, Amit had exactly this issue and by using a combined approach where hypnotherapy was the core treatment used he was able to eliminate all his symptoms.
For anyone that wants to read the clinical research itself you can look at the following articles:
Common IBS Symptoms
- Abdominal pain and discomfort
- Abdominal contractions, cramps or spasms
- Excessive wind
Causes of IBS
In many cases the cause is unknown, however much research points to stress, with infection being another contributing factor. A common denominator however is that those with a sensitive gut are caught up in a vicious circle with initial tummy upset resulting in pain, which leads to psychological stress or distress. Consequently, this results in greater pain and so the cycle continues. After some duration in this cycle, the gut has become hypersensitive, which means that the pain feels greater. Did you also know that your gut is like a second brain with as many neurons as a dog’s brain (approx 200,000!)