IBS2019-10-01T11:56:29+00:00

IBS

Currently, there is no known cure for IBS, but there are certainly things that can help. Hypnotherapy has been shown to help alleviate symptoms of IBS. Tension, stress and anxiety that can be created by living with conditions such as IBS can exacerbate the condition, and this can undermine your immune system and further compromise your health.

In February 2008, the British National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) – a body that gives guidance to the NHS on effective treatments – published guidance for GPs and consultants, stating there is good evidence that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for IBS and that it could be recommended for chronic IBS. A recent ‘Clinical Review’ of hypnosis and relaxation therapies published in the BMJ 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). An experimental study of 12 patients with IBS showed that treatment resulted in significant improvement in symptoms and reduction in related anxiety. (Galovski, T.E., and E.B. Blanchard, ‘The treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with hypnotherapy.’ Applied Psychophysiology & Feedback, 1998: Dec., vo. 23(4):219-232)

“My anxiety levels rose dramatically after starting a new job. At first, the worries centered on work, but became wider and wider until pretty much anything unknown was beginning to worry me. I was suffering from panic attacks and stress-related IBS, and basically became agoraphobic. A friend suggested I try hypnotherapy. It is hard to express how much it has helped. My life has been transformed, and I am now returning to the confident, outgoing person I was before my anxiety issues. The support I received will go on and on after the sessions, as Annette has equipped me with the tools to remain positive, confident and calm whatever life throws at me. My self-esteem had been at rock-bottom and Annette helped me to build it back up. Essentially, the sessions have helped me become myself again. Thank you, Annette!”
Laura, 30, Lawyer

Therefore learning techniques to help relax, manage stress and promote a more positive mindset can help alleviate suffering. Solution-focused therapy is now recognised as one of the most successful interventions in the treatment of IBS, if necessary in conjunction with medication.

You will learn techniques to manage your stress and promote relaxation. To arrange an appointment to see me at my clinic at Comfort Health in Clifton, Bristol, please call me on 0117 214 0706 or email me hello@annettesloly.com IBS is regarded as a medical condition, so it’s important to consult your Doctor for diagnosis.

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