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Hypnotherapy An Effective Treatment for IBS

Hypnotherapy An Effective Treatment for IBS

One of the most common chronic conditions in the UK today is Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. There are many over the counter and prescription remedies that are sold for this condition. This condition, perhaps more than any other transcends the difference between physiological and psychological issue.

Recent research at Monash University in Australia has shown that hypnotherapy, specifically gut directed hypnotherapy is as effective in treating IBS as low FODMAP diets.

FODMAPS are short chain carbohydrates which are also associated which are poorly digested through the small intestine. These low FODMAP diets are commonly prescribed for people suffering with IBS and other gastrointestinal issues.

Gut directed hypnotherapy is where suggestions are made to normalise and control gastrointestinal functions within the body. The findings in Australia are encouraging though in many respects nothing new. Gut Directed Hypnotherapy has been used at Wythenshawe Hospital and before that Withington Hospital in Greater Manchester with much success for over 20 years. The findings from work at this specialist clinic has made it possible for NICE or the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to recommend hypnotherapy as a treatment of choice in working with IBS sufferers. This is a condition which effects millions and there is no reason to suffer in silence, try hypnotherapy.

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