Hypnosis for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS is one of the most common, but private, medical problems of the work force. It is rarely discussed and is mostly suffered in silence. In the working environment the percentage of the workforce it affects is staggering. It has been said that hypnosis is the only proven effective treatment.
We offer private courses with full confidentiality to protect the identity of the employee. Often the company doctor may want to recommend his patients to try this very successful course especially designed for IBS sufferers. Alternatively, employees may want to have personal therapy in which case they can email us for information and an appointment to their nearest Austin Specialist.
IBS has no ‘cure’ and most medical practitioners will only offer advice as to what to do in order to relieve symptoms, such as diet changes, medicine (such as laxatives or antispasmodics) or stress relief.
There is, however, medical evidence to suggest that hypnosis is one of the most effective treatments for IBS:
Dr. John Sarno, M.D., NYU Professor of Medicine is a rehabilitation specialist based at the Rusk Rehabilitation Institute in New York and a leader in mind-body medicine. Dr. Sarno has developed a theory (TMS) of how the symptoms of the vast majority of physical disorders stem from internal built up stress (rage) that is either unconsciously repressed, or consciously suppressed. The subconscious creates the physical symptoms as a distraction, which includes IBS.
At a meeting of the World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine, gastroenterologist Peter Whorwell, MD, discussed more than 20 years of research showing hypnosis improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and can even alter the underlying physical problems that cause the symptoms.
Dr Graeme D. Smith from University of Edinburgh studied 75 patients with IBS, before and after they took part in hypnosis sessions. The 20 men and 55 women who took part in the study reported that hypnotherapy brought about significant improvements in the physical and emotional symptoms related to IBS.
Note from Valerie Austin:
“You can see by the medical research shown here that hypnosis has very healthy 70% success rate. However, this has been with general hypnotic suggestions. I teach the skill of regression therapy so the sufferer has an alternative and can go to the actual root of the problem. I have found that suppressed feeling as well as rage seem to be able to create this condition and by getting to the suppressed memories, as you would a virus in a computer, the condition can completely go away…permanently.”