Hypnosis & IBS

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A new research study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology clearly shows that hypnotherapy can improve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

60% of the patients who underwent gut-directed hypnotherapy showed distinct improvement, compared to the control group who showed markedly less improvement after merely discussing their symptoms with a professional physician.

Because one’s state of mind has been shown to have a direct connection to the strength of IBS symptoms (as well as other gut-related disorders), it is not surprising that these symptoms could be improved by positive hypnotherapy. What is surprising is that these effects show a long-term effect and that this is present regardless of the length that a patient has been suffering from IBS.

Here’s the article in question:

http://www.nature.com/ajg/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ajg201319a.html

 

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