Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychology to overcome IBS
IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and is a physical ailment affecting the intestines. It is characterized by lower abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, (or alternating diarrhea and constipation), gas, swelling of the stomach and nausea.
What causes IBS is still not clear. Some researchers believe that it is caused by muscle contractions in the intestines. Irritable bowel symptoms can increase during times of stress even if stress is not the cause.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a cause of discomfort and stress but it does not cause permanent damage to the gut or serious illnesses, most people with can keep symptoms under control by following a proper diet and learning to manage stress.
However, for other people suffering from IBS can be debilitating as it can limit the ability to work, social life, or even the ability to make short trips.
The type of Hypnotherapy treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and its duration are tailored to the individual based on their personal characteristics. For some it takes a few sessions, 4-5, for others it can go further. Even in the case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the commitment of the patient plays an important role that is directly related to the success of hypnosis.
Even though hypnosis does not cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the results obtained with hypnosis are relevant. Hypnosis does not have pharmacological contraindications, and helps getting back the well-being and the joy of living.
Since irritable bowel symptoms get worse during times of stress, hypnosis focus on relieving from stress to reduce symptoms. Hypnosis shows how to relax deeply, and this improves the physiological response produced by stress. Practicing Self-hypnosis daily can also help and be learned easily and quickly under the guidance of an experienced hypnotherapist.