Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in a number of clinical studies.
Hypnotherapy for IBS involves progressive relaxation, and then suggestions of soothing imagery and sensations focused on the individual’s symptoms.
Improvements in overall well-being, quality of life, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and bloating have been noted.
Research has found that hypnotherapy may help improve the primary symptoms of IBS. It may also help relieve other symptoms suffered by many people with IBS such as nausea, fatigue, backache, and urinary problems.
Hypnotherapy appears to offer symptomatic, psychological, and physiological benefit.
NICE (The National Institute for Clinical and Care Excellence) recommend hypnotherapy as an effective treatment for IBS.