Monday, 29 September 2008

Treating Crohn's Disease with Hypnosis

Millions of people worldwide are suffering from bowel conditions such as Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Diverticulitis - also known as "diseases of the gut".

Hypnotherapy has been officially recognized since 1958 by the American Medical Association and has continued to grow and show success in the use for many medical conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), including hospitals, research centers and gastroenterology practices.

"Over 15 years of solid scientific research has demonstrated hypnotherapy as an effective, safe and inexpensive choice for IBS symptom alleviation. Hypnotherapy routinely produces positive results in over 80% of the people who use it. It has been so overwhelmingly successful for IBS symptom alleviation that Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, chair of the National Women's Health Network in Washington, DC, says that hypnosis should be the treatment of choice for IBS cases which have not responded to conventional therapy."

This appeared in American Whole Health:

"Mind-body approaches may be key to reducing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), doctors in Germany report. Patients who supplemented standard care with behavioral therapies, including relaxation and coping strategies, fared much better than those who received standard care alone (American Journal of Gastroenterology, 4/00).

Other studies have confirmed the benefits of hypnosis for men and women with diarrhoea, constipation, cramps and other symptoms of this common and often disabling bowel complaint.

In an earlier Flemish study (Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, Supplement 230 1999), 27 people with IBS were asked to visualize their gut and to replace the discomfort with normal bowel function. One patient, for example, pictured her bowel transforming from a rigid pipe into an elastic hose.

After 12 weekly sessions, pain, flatulence, and bloating were reduced or disappeared and bowel habits returned to normal in all but one of the patients. Those who practiced these hypnosis techniques at home with an audiotape got better faster."

So how does hypnosis help bowel condtions? Direct hypnotic suggestion has been found effective for helping a wide range of health problems such as high blood pressure, asthma, skin and inflammatory conditions by regulating automatic, unconscious body functions such as blood flow, hormonal levels and so on. These are functions that are normally out of the control of the conscious mind but in hypnosis we can have direct access to the unconscious mind which takes care of all the involuntary body systems.

Chronic illnesses and conditions which have a high rate of symptom return after treatment are red flags for psychological factors. You see, if the problem is psychological, surgery will not solve it and the mind will have to figure out a way to re-create the symptoms.

Using a professionally written Hypnosis Scriptsfrom Hypnotic World, I asked the client to imagine "soldiers that are preparing to fight for you...the highland regiment of antibodies… to fight for you against the Crohn’s disease… See these warriors growing in number… growing and growing until they outnumber the diseased cells or viruses by millions to one… growing stronger and stronger, more and more powerful by the second."

An hypnosis MP3 is available for Crohn's Disease.

Crohn s Disease Hypnosis MP3 Download

This hypnosis MP3 can be downloaded and listened to at your computer, or recorded onto a CD and listened to in bed or in your spare time for instant benefits. The MP3 is put together by an expert team including Faith Waude, who has over 11 years of experience in hypnosis and trains upcoming hypnotherapists around the UK and Stephen Armstrong, who records Hypnotic World MP3s to the highest quality.
Download and benefit from this hypnosis MP3:
Crohn s Disease Hypnosis MP3 Download

Further information on treating inflammatory bowel conditions with hypnosis:
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Antonia Harrison is an English Hypnotherapist in Belgium helping people to make positive change.

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