Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is disorder of the digestive system and is quite common, it affects up to 1 in 5 people in the UK, with symptoms including bloating, stomach cramps, indigestion, acid reflux, diarrhoea and constipation. Doctors now recognize that psychological factors play a considerable role in IBS, with stress being the biggest contributing factor. If our lives are constantly stressful, and we never really switch off the stress response through relaxation and stress management techniques, such digestive symptoms can persist almost constantly.
Hypnotherapy is extremely effective at reducing stress and anxiety, and helping you learn how to relax. Relaxation is vital for our overall well being, including proper function of our immune system, and the body’s ability to repair itself. By learning to move out of the constant stress response and into the ‘relaxation response’, your body will be able to resume proper function again.
Hypnotherapy can also help you manage and cope with medical conditions such as Diverticulitis and Crohn’s Disease. IBS is regarded as a medical condition, and it is advisable to consult your doctor for information, advice and a diagnosis.