Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Hypnosis

Jeff Richards

Numerous clinical studies have shown that hypnosis is an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). People with IBS report that hypnosis provides relief from their symptoms, including pain, bloating, irregular bowel movements, and nausea in over 75% of cases.

Hypnosis is becoming more of a first-line intervention for IBS thanks to growing awareness of its effectiveness in helping people get relief from their symptoms quickly, even in cases where standard medical solutions have been only marginally effective.

Contrary to how it is portrayed on television and in the movies, hypnosis does not take away the subject’s free will or render them unconscious. When you are hypnotized, you continue to be aware of your surroundings and you will remember the details of your session. It has been said that “all hypnosis is self-hypnosis” because you can’t be made to do anything you wouldn’t normally choose or want to do when you’re hypnotized. You can’t even be hypnotized unless you choose to be hypnotized.

Hypnosis for irritable bowel syndrome can be conducted effectively individually or in groups. Many hypnotists have undertaken specialized training and have been certified as specialists in helping clients with irritable bowel syndrome.

As with any diagnosed medical condition, your hypnotist will need to consult with your medical doctor before sessions can begin.

Long-term follow-up studies on people who have successfully used hypnotherapy to control or eliminate their IBS symptoms have shown that the positive effects continue for years after the initial sessions and that the clients’ symptoms have not returned.

People who use hypnosis successfully to address their irritable bowel syndrome report improvements in overall well-being and quality of life, as well as reductions in abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and bloating. People also experience less nausea and fatigue, as well as fewer backaches and urinary issues. Hypnotherapy provides solutions for both the symptoms and the physiological processes of IBS.

To learn more about how you can get relief for your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, contact us for your no-cost over-the-phone consultation.

Jeff Richards