Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS as it is known for short, is a condition that affects one in five Australians. The condition is distressing as it impacts significantly on quality of life at all levels. Many sufferers are limited in their ability to travel, to enjoy sporting events and other entertainment due to their concerns about getting to a toilet, and for many there is constant anxiety around this. For some people even career advancement and work opportunities are limited because of IBS.
Physical symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
According to the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), IBS affects twice as many women as men and although it normally starts between the ages of twenty and thirty, children can also experience symptoms.
At this time there is no officially recognised cure for IBS but six sessions of hypnosis are regularly recommended as clinical trials and research consistently show that hypnosis is an effective treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome which is also known as spastic colon.
Hypnosis is Effective in Treating IBS
Professor Roland Valori, the editor of Frontline Gastroenterolgy says that Hypnotherapy is effective in the the treatment of IBS. His experience of using hypnotherapy in the first 100 IBS patients treated with it showed that it significantly improved symptoms in nine out of 10 of them. It stopped symptoms altogether in four out of 10, while the remainder said they felt more in control of their symptoms. "To be frank, I have never looked back" he says.
In Sweden four different research projects show that Hypnosis helps treat IBS.
As early as 1989 the British medical journal Lancet reported that half of forty IBS subjects treated with hypnotherapy over a seven week period enjoyed improved health, and eleven of those became almost symptom free. Dr. Peter Whorwell first introduced hypnosis at the University Hospital of South Manchester in 1984. Dr. Whorwell, a gastroenterologist, then presented his results of more than 20 years of research on IBS and he says that hypnosis can not only improve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but can alter the underlying physical problems that cause the symptoms.
The ABC report by Tracy Bowden on the 27th of April 2017 demonstrates that gut directed hypnotherapy has been proven to be just as good as the recognised 'gold standard' Low FODMAP diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with a substantiated 72% improvement on global gut symptoms.
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