Hypnotherapy for IBS Treatment
IBS, also referred to as spastic colon, is a disturbance of the colon where patients present long-standing symptoms of cramping abdominal pain, bloating, excessive flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, or alternating constipation and diarrhea. It affects between 15% to 20% of the population. Although using hypnotherapy to treat IBS is efficacious, it is imperative that a proper diagnosis be made by one’s physician or gastroenterologist, since its symptoms also mimic symptoms of several life threatening illnesses. Conventional medical treatment, along with dietary changes has shown to be effective with about 25% of patients.
Since 1984, worldwide studies have demonstrated the long-term alleviation of IBS symptoms when hypnosis is combined with medical treatment. The effectiveness of treatment then climbs to 80%. Up until now, the more “traditional” treatment has been fiber therapy, antispasmodic medications and antidepressants. Fiber is added to the diet through the use of bulking type laxatives and a high fiber diet. Antispasmodic medications may reduce the spasms in the gut, while antidepressants may reduce the sensitivity of the gut to pain and other sensations as opposed to acting as emotional antidepressants. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, these drug therapies have a 25% success rate.
However, there is a non-intrusive, effective and natural way that has been utilized to treat IBS suffers. Over the past few years, research from the Center for Functional G.I. and Mobility Disorders, which is affiliated with the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine has strong and overwhelming evidence supporting the fact that anywhere from 80% to 90% of IBS symptoms can be reduced or eliminated with hypnosis, making seeing a hypnotist for IBS an excellent choice. Today, research from this center continues with the assistance from the NIH (National Institute of Health).
Using hypnotherapy for IBS treatment can help reprogram your mind and facilitate behavioral change, reprogram the way you react to stress and inspire a healthy lifestyle.
Our Hypnotherapy IBS Relief Program consists of targeted suggestions and regression. At the end of the first session, a “trigger” word is given to the client’s subconscious mind by the hypnotist, which will allow them to re-enter this relaxed state immediately whenever they encounter a stressful or anxious moment. In each session, specific suggestions are introduced by the hypnotist to promote inner healing. As an example and depending on whether the client suffers from diarrhea or constipation, a metronome representing their digestive system is imagined. While in hypnosis, the client can “control” the beat of the metronome either speeding up for constipation or slowing down for diarrhea. Although the client may not realize it, they are actually retraining their digestive process in each of these hypnosis sessions. By harnessing our subconscious mind, we all have the power to promote wellness and accelerated change.
Chances are something in your past is to blame. However, it’s not uncommon for the subconscious mind to blow things out of proportion, so you may not even remember the past event that has led to your current Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
During your hypnosis session, you can identify the event from your past that has been blown out of proportion. Your hypnotist can then re-frame the way your subconscious mind perceives that event, allowing the IBS symptoms to be released. Essentially your hypnotist will teach your subconscious mind that those negative experiences from your past no longer need to impact you negatively.
Please call New York’s Advanced Hypnosis Center at 212-585-4430 to schedule a hypnosis for IBS session with either our highly trained Manhattan hypnotherapist on the Upper East Side or our Rockland County, NY hypnotist in New City, so we can help you to conquer Irritable Bowel Syndrome.