What is IBS?
The symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) include diarrhoea, constipation, and severe abdominal pain. Although some of these symptoms can be treated and controlled, stress or the emotion of anxiety and nervousness can make these symptoms worse and reduce the effectiveness of any such treatment.
What Causes IBS?
Although the exact cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not yet known, and it may yet be discovered that there is no simple single cause, a great number of doctors and specialists believe the disorder has is connected to the body’s immune system. It is also widely understood that an increase in poorly managed stress can adversely affect the immune system, so it can follows that this stimulation will make the symptoms outbreaks and of IBS worse. For someone suffering from IBS, the effect of stress will be an increase in the frequency of episodes, as well as the severity of outbreaks. The effectiveness of any conventional IBS treatment programme may also be compromised.
Treatment For IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
It’s advisable for anyone suffering from IBS to take steps to reduce the amount of stress in their lives or to learn how to control their reactions to such stress. Hypnotherapy and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) may be helpful interventions for reducing stress and anxiety, and both of these techniques are combined in the Hypnowellness approach.
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Hypnotherapy – How does it work?
There has been a great deal of valuable and important research into Hypnotherapy as a treatment for IBS, whether alone or alongside other treatments. Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology in the School of Medicine and Director of the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service has become a leading authority on the effectiveness of correctly applied Hypnotherapy in the treatment of IBS, and is a strong advocate for expanding its availability.
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Treatment for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is available at all my practice locations – North London in Highgate and in Radlett (Herts). I also treat IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) from my City of London (Bishopsgate) practices and in South Woodford in East London.
If you’d like to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss how Hypnowellness, with its integrated approach to treatment for IBS, may guide you gently back to health, do please call me now on 0800 246 1838 or just get in touch today using the form below.
*Disclaimer: As is common in therapy, results may vary from individual to individual and no specific outcome can be promised or guaranteed. Your therapist will however, endeavour to accomplish the objective of your sessions to the best of his ability.