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    Treating IBS with hypnotherapy

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that that has many symptoms like abdominal pain and distension, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, bloating and gas. IBS is not infectious or cancerous, although several factors have been identified that increase the risk of having IBS, including being under thirty-five years old and having family members who have the condition. Hypnotherapy has been found to be a very effective in alleviating all these symptoms which are associated with IBS. It is a safe, effective and an inexpensive treatment.

    Hypnotherapy helps patients gain more control over the symptoms to reduce feelings of pain and complete bowel elimination. It is a way to use the mind to help heal physical ailments. Essentially, the mind and body are connected. The state of one’s mind can have positive or negative effects on the way the body functions. Most people with IBS are plagued by negative emotions such as anxiety, tension, and depression. Hypnotherapy help a person realize and explore new thoughts and strategies. Hypnotherapy undergoes a series of sessions. The therapist will use one of several techniques to induce a state of hypnosis. When the person enters the state of hypnosis, he or she feel deeply relaxed. Hypnotherapist gives verbal suggestions and provides imagery or other creative thinking to assist them in finding relief from their symptoms. Your therapist may also give you a tape of your session to listen to on the days you do not have an in-person session. A series of weekly hypnotherapy sessions is generally required in the treatment of IBS. The number of sessions depends on the ability of the person, his level of participation and the desire to get well.

    Many people suffering with IBS do not want the drug treatment. For them, hypnotherapy is the best treatment. It does not involve any type of medications. It only uses the mind to heal the symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Hypnotherapy has been shown to be very safe and comfortable for patients. Hypnosis provides a relatively new approach to patients. It does not involve any alteration in diet and no physical activity. It only involves mental relaxation and stimulation. It only aims to recover and minimize the symptoms of the condition. In order to fully benefit from the treatment, the person should follow the treatment with honesty. There should be no break between the sessions to the positive results.