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Hypnotherapy helps relieve the symptoms of IBS

Hypnotherapy helps relieve the symptoms of IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome). It is a common and uncomfortable disorder. IBS is thought to affect up to one in five people at some point in their life, and it usually first develops when a person is between 20 and 30 years of age. Around twice as many women are affected as men. Those who suffer from IBS know the embarrassing and painful symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Using hypnotherapy to overcome these problems is a swift and gentle process. Giving IBS suffers the freedom to feel comfortable in all situations. Hypnotherapy is recommended by the NHS in its National Institute of Health and Care excellence (NICE) guidelines.

An article from the  Daily mail highlights the use of hypnotherapy and Professor Worwell from Withington hospital in Manchester comments that 'hypnotherapy helps by making people less anxious, it in some way makes the bowel less sensitive, thereby reducing symptoms'. He also suggests 'hypnotherapy may have an impact on a part of the brain which processes pain called the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC)'.

Cathy has helped many people who have been suffering from IBS so click here to find out what they experienced.


A recent ‘Clinical Review’ of hypnosis and relaxation therapies published in the British Medical Journal looked at the existing research on hypnosis and concluded: ‘Randomised trials have shown hypnosis to be of value in treating irritable bowel syndrome.’ (Vickers & Zollman, ‘Hypnosis and relaxation therapies,’ BMJ 1999;319: 1346-1349)

If you would like help to control the symptoms of IBS please contact Cathy at Birkdale Hypnotherapy