Hypnosis for IBS
IBS, also known as Irritable bowel syndrome or a spastic colon, is a disturbance of the colon where patients experience symptoms of abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, frequent flatulence, constipation and diarrhea. 15% and 20% of the population are affected by IBS. Typically, “traditional” treatment include fiber, antispasmodic medications and antidepressants. Adding fiber to the diet through bulking type laxatives and a high fiber diet is a frequent strategy. Antispasmodic medications can reduce spasms in the gut and antidepressants can reduce the sensitivity of the gut to pain. Conventional medical treatment, and dietary changes have shown to be beneficial with about 25% of patients.
Since 1984, worldwide studies have shown the long-term alleviation of IBS symptoms when hypnosis is used with medical treatment. The effectiveness of treatment then climbs toward 80%.
Hypnosis to treat IBS is an effective and natural way to treat sufferers of IBS. Research from the Center for Functional G.I. and Mobility Disorders, affiliated with the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine has strong and overwhelming evidence supporting the fact that 80% to 90% of IBS symptoms can be diminished or eliminated with hypnotherapy. Ongoing research from this center continues with the help of the NIH (National Institute of Health). Using hypnosis for IBS treatment can help reprogram your mind and create behavioral change, and reprogram the way you react to stressors and inspire a healthier life.
In each hypnosis for IBS session, hypnotic suggestions are introduced to promote inner healing. Depending on whether you suffer from diarrhea or constipation, a metronome representing your digestive system can be imagined. During hypnosis, you can “control” the beat of this metronome by either speeding it up for constipation or slowing it down for diarrhea. Although you may not realize it, you’ll be able to retrain your process of digestion. Through harnessing your subconscious mind, you’ll have the power to promote accelerated change and wellness.
During your hypnosis for IBS session, you can identify any negative event from your past that has been destructive to your digestion. Your Westchester County hypnotist can then re-frame the way your subconscious mind perceives the past event, allowing your current IBS symptoms to be released.
Please call our Westchester County hypnosis center at (800) 749-0840 to schedule a session, so we can help you to conquer IBS.