Irritable Bowel Syndrome is described as a functional disorder, that is the way it is functioning alters somehow causing problems or pain. It is also considered a psychosomatic disorder- that is, a condition where the mind affects the optimal functioning of the body. This connection can then therefore be used in treatment to improve or even eradicate the problem. In addition emotions affect IBS. Hypnosis has been used to treat IBS effectively and due to its success is now being used within some NHS hospital settings.
Symptoms of IBS can include:
- Abdominal pain, discomfort or cramps
- Bloating or gas
- Diarrhoea or constipation – often alternating
- Mucus in stools
To find out how hypnosis can help you effectively manage or reduce IBS symptoms contact me now.
NB: If you think you may have IBS you should see your GP. Hypnosis should not be used as an alternative to medical assessment but can be successfully combined with it.