Irratable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Hypnotherapy is a recommended approach to the treatment of IBS by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE 2008).
IBS is less commonly referred to as mucous colitis or spastic colon. The exact cause of IBS is not known but it is a condition that can continue for many years and impact on many aspects of the sufferers life. Patients can experience a range of symptoms that can vary mild to severe in intensity.
By its nature IBS can lead to anxiety and even depression. However anxiety and depression also exacerbate the symptoms of IBS. Stress management and dietary awareness play a central role in the treatment of IBS.
Hypnotherapy can help with anxiety, pain control, visualisation, addressing emotional root causes as well as ego strengthening.