IBS is now one of the most common problems of the digestive system: about 1 in 6 people in the UK have occasional symptoms such as pain in the abdomen, constipation and diarrhoea. Other symptoms include a bloated abdomen, passing excess wind, feeling sick and indigestion. Some people also experience a sense of fullness. Women are more likely to get IBS and to have more severe symptoms. If you suffer repeated symptoms, you should always be checked out by your doctor as there could be some other underlying bowel condition.There are various medications that may be prescribed and dietary or lifestyle advice given. However, the medical profession now recognise that hypnosis can be effective in treating the symptoms of IBS. Here is one report:
Whitehead WE. Hypnosis for irritable bowel syndrome: the empirical evidence of therapeutic effects. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2006 Jan;54(1):7-20. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex and prevalent functional gastrointestinal disorder that is treated with limited effectiveness by standard medical care. Hypnosis treatment is, along with cognitive-behavioral therapy, the psychological therapy best researched as an intervention for IBS. Eleven studies, including 5 controlled studies, have assessed the therapeutic effects of hypnosis for IBS. Although this literature has significant limitations, such as small sample sizes and lack of parallel comparisons with other treatments, this body of research consistently shows hypnosis to have a substantial therapeutic impact on IBS, even for patients unresponsive to standard medical interventions. The median response rate to hypnosis treatment is 87%, bowel symptoms can generally be expected to improve by about half, psychological symptoms and life functioning improve after treatment, and therapeutic gains are well maintained for most patients for years after the end of treatment. Source: NcbiI cannot stand any pain so when I started to suffer from IBS, I knew hypnosis would help. I went online to order a Download Hypnosis MP3 for Irritable Bowel Syndrome The relaxing experience helped me to carry on with my day. Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an audio hypnosis session that will help you calm down your stress levels and influence your digestive system to soothe and heal. As you relax and listen repeatedly to your download, you will quickly find that you: - relax faster and deeper each time you listen - begin to feel much more relaxed about life generally - notice that you are feeling more comfortable and secure physically - feel more and more confident using visualization techniques to help yourself heal - find creative ways of managing sources of stress - are enjoying life again Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome only costs a few Pounds or Dollars so it has to be worth trying. Who wants to live with pain?