Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment


IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is a common, long-term problem. Different people show different symptoms and some people are affected more severely than others. The symptoms may last for a few days or for a few months and may be associated with eating certain foods or periods of stress. Estimates suggest that one in five people may experience IBS, which usually develops when people are in their twenties. Estimates suggest that twice as many women are affected as men.

These symptoms include abdominal pain, associated with changes in bowel habit, distension or bloating, and constipation or diarrhoea.

There is no doubt stress plays a significant part in IBS. An episode may start after a particularly stressful episode in your life.

Many studies have shown that just reducing stress and anxiety improves IBS, but studies by Professor Whorwell at the Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester showed that patients treated with hypnotherapy improved even more.

They improved so much, in fact, that up to 95% of patients were symptom-free long after their course of sessions with a hypnotherapist had finished.

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends hypnotherapy as an effective treatment for IBS, especially in cases that don’t respond to standard drug treatments.

By supporting my clients to cope better with stress and anxiety, I can help them to readjust the gut response to stress, and relieve the symptoms of IBS.

If you would like to help to control your symptoms please give me a call.