Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
There is currently no formal medical treatment for this condition.
IBS is the term for a collection of symptoms that may include:
- Abdominal (Stomach) Pain Or Cramping
- Abdominal Bloating Or Swelling
- Change Of Bowel Movements Such As Constipation, Diarrhoea (or both)
- Excessive Wind
- Urgent Need To Go To The Toilet
- Passing Mucus
- Feeling of “Not quite emptied” after going to the toilet.
These physical symptoms often lead to secondary psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, shame, fear and low self-esteem.
There are around 12 million sufferers at any one time in the UKOnly about 40% of sufferers seek help from a GP Around 75% of sufferers said they had searched online for a solution
Research at Withington Hospital Hypnotherapy Unit, Manchester, UK concluded that “Hypnotherapy appears to be an effective long-term treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with sufferers feeling the benefits for at least five years.”
Patients were assessed immediately afterwards, and then 6 years afterwards.
71% of participants reported a positive outcomeLess than 10% of participants sought other treatments after trying hypnotherapy.
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