Can Hypnosis Help Me with my IBS? (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Do you find yourself suddenly desperate to get to the loo? Are days out focused on identifying where the toilets are first? Do you often feel uncomfortable in your stomach and unable to relax because of it? Do you dread any kind of stress because you know your digestion will protest? Is trying to eat healthily a total chore because certain healthy foods make you unhealthy?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS as it is more commonly known is a condition that can make normal day to day living very stressful for those who suffer with it. Ironically, stress (along with diet) is one of the main triggers for an episode which can make getting it under control difficult for most people.
Common symptoms can be bloating in the abdominal area, finding your bowel movements erratic and varying from constipation to diarrhoea for no particular reason. Other symptoms such as tiredness and nausea amongst other can also be present so it is essential to get a medical diagnosis to confirm if it is and to rule out and other conditions that may have similar traits such as Crohn’s or Colitis.
It is more common in women than in men in a ration of 3:2 and if a parent or sibling has it there is an increased likelihood that you may have it. There is no ‘cure’ as such and most people manage their particular symptoms identifying their particular triggers, especially through diet and stress reduction.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you manage this distressing condition. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recognises hypnotherapy as particularly beneficial for IBS when other options have not been effective in the previous twelve months.
Furthermore; Dr Peter Whorwell, an expert in IBS treatment from Withington hospital uses clinical hypnotherapists to help his patients manage their condition. In a BBC interview he commented “if you're 25 and you had the option of a long-term course of antidepressants or having hypnotherapy that will put you right, which would you choose?"
If you live in Stockport or the surrounding area and you would like help to manage your IBS then contact Panacea Hypnotherapy and look forward to feeling like your living your life once more.