IBS..Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Why?

Well, doctors still don't know for sure what actually causes IBS.

          It tends to become the "default" diagnosis once other conditions have been ruled out- and this can take some time, and when IBS is diagnosed...

          There appear to be no generally effective treatments and people suffer on a long-term, ongoing basis, trying different approaches such as dietary management and medication in an attempt to find a cure or lessen the symptoms

          Drug therapy seems to be rather  "hit and miss"- sometimes working only for a short time, and even then only with some people

          It has significant impact on quality of life and creates considerable anxiety and stress

              Most doctors really don't know what to do with it- and information and advice varies    
           hugely because of this.

 

Not great is it? So is there any good news on this one? YES!

Modern Hypnotherapy, including relaxation training (self-hypnosis) has been shown to help alleviate symptoms considerably.

Hypnotherapy in NICE Guidance for IBS

In February 2008, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), which gives guidance to the NHS on effective treatments, published guidance for GPs and consultants saying there was good evidence that hypnotherapy was an effective IBS treatment and that it could be recommended for chronic IBS.

Backed up by Research

In the UK, research conducted by Professor Whorwell in Manchester demonstrated high levels of effectiveness, helping all the symptoms of IBS with those improvements sustained over long periods of time.

In the United States, hypnotherapy for IBS is listed as a treatment for IBS on the highly regarded Empirically Validated Treatments List (Chambless et al.) - which is similar in its level of regard to the NICE guidelines in the UK.

For more information on how hypnotherapy helps IBS, call or text me on 07568565808 or email hypno@susanbrampton.co.uk, or click here to request an appointment and free initial consultation.

 

                              

 

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