“Clinical hypnotherapy……..a treatment of choice for IBS.”
Gastrointestinal disorders generally respond very well to clinical hypnotherapy. Stress and tension is often at the root of many stomach and gut disorders, and clinical hypnotherapy is an effective counter-measure; enabling a person to reach a state of deep relaxation, to diminish or eliminate tension.
One of the most commonly-diagnosed gastrointestinal disorders, is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and it is often co-morbid with PTSD.
Scientific studies have shown that there is an average positive response of 80% when treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with clinical hypnotherapy.
In a 2003 study, 71 percent of 204 Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers reported improved symptoms after a dozen sessions of clinical hypnotherapy, and 81% of those people continued to feel better up to six years after the hypnotherapy ended.
In a 2012 study, 85 percent of IBS patients, who reported improvement after hypnosis, still felt better up to seven years later.
Professor Peter Whorwell, a gastroenterologist who heads the only NHS-funded hypnotherapy centre in Britain, which has been pioneering clinical hypnotherapy as a treatment for IBS, says: “People are suspicious of the word ‘hypnosis’ and therefore don’t consider it for stress-related digestive issues, but it is highly effective. If we started off again with a name like neuromodulation, for example, it would be more readily accepted.”
In my experience, Beat Retreat clients who undergo hypnotherapy treatment for PTSD often see their IBS eliminated automatically at the same time.
If you would like to learn more about how clinical hypnotherapy can turn your gastrointestinal symptoms around please contact me.