Hypnotherapy Greatly Benefits IBS
Do you or a loved one suffer from IBS, Crohn’s Disease, or Ulcerative Colitis? Are you tired of the pain and discomfort?
Do you find the symptoms embarrassing or disruptive? How could your life change if you were to learn about a safe, natural, and effective treatment that profoundly benefits the majority of people who pursue it? Would you be curious to know that this treatment option benefits nearly 80% of the people who discover it? How would you feel if you knew that more than five years after the initial treatment the vast majority of patients described their quality of life as “good to excellent.” Would you be even more intrigued if you learned that this treatment protocol has been studied for more than 20 years and proven in dozens of medical studies? Would you be surprised to read that most doctors have probably never heard of it? If you answered “ yes” to any of these questions, please read on.
More than 20 years ago, at the University of Manchester, British researcher Dr. Peter Whorwell published a scientific paper that shocked the international medical community. In a small, independently funded study Whorwell investigated the effects of hypnotherapy on IBS. What discovered delighted him:
“ Hypnosis can influence gastrointestinal physiological functions.
For Instance, it can reduce the strength of contractions in the distal
colon, normalize rectal sensitivity, influence gastric emptying,
effect gastric acid secretion, alter the gastro colonic response
to food, and slow oral-fecal transit time. Thus, HYPNOSIS
REDUCES ABDOMINAL PAIN AND DIGESTIVE SYMPTOMS,
as well as helps patients to improve their bowel habit.”
Best of all, more than five years after the initial treatment protocol the majority of patients described their quality of life as “ good to excellent.”
The benefits of hypnotherapy for IBS and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease do not end with relieving the primary symptoms. As suffers of IBS/IBD know, the secondary symptoms of such disorders are often more disruptive than their gastrointestinal complaints. The list of such secondary symptoms includes: nausea, backache, chest pain, constant lethargy, as well as a range of urinary and gynecological symptoms. Many patients also suffer from anxiety and depression.
For those lucky few who discovered Dr. Whorwell’s work, these secondary symptoms improved dramatically as well. As he has written:
“The majority of IBS/IBD patients complain of at least one of a variety of noncolonic symptoms. These features are so common in secondary care that they can be regarded as part of the syndrome, and their recognition is important for several reasons. Firstly, they significantly add to the burden of the illness, with some patients ranking them as more intrusive than their gastrointestinal complaints. Secondly, they have diagnostic utility in IBS as it has been shown that the more noncolonic symptoms from which the patient suffers, the more secure the diagnosis becomes. Finally, they can result in a patient being referred to a wrong specialty, resulting in inappropriate investigation and treatment. Consequently, IBS/IBD patients can present with arrange of symptoms that are notoriously difficult to treat. It is therefore of considerable interest that the effects of hypnotherapy on EACH NONCOLONIC SYMPTOM SHOWED SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT following treatment, despite the fact that these symptoms were not specifically targeted.”
Over the last 20 years, numerous studies have proven the remarkable results achieved in treating IBS/IBD via hypnotherapy. In Sarasota, Doctor David Sewell, ,a local specialist in Medical Hypnosis, has trained in GUT Directed Hypnotherapy has this to say:
“ The results of hypnotherapy on IBS/IBD are astounding. For patients fortunate enough to learn about hypnosis as a treatment option, their suffering usually comes to an end. By the time most patients come to my door, they’ve gone from doctor to doctor looking for relief, usually with little success. They’ve seen their situation go from bad to worse. When they call to book their first sessions, they’ve typically suffered for a long time and they want hope. When they learn about all of the research that been done using hypnosis to treat IBS and other inflammatory bowel diseases, you can see the change in their faces. As they go through the treatment protocol and learn how to use the hypnotic state to take control over their symptoms, your life turns a corner. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be able to offer hope you hope. Your situation can improve remarkably and the science indicates clearly that the results are long lasting in most cases. Hypnosis can truly bring hope to those who are ready for change.”
If you or a loved one is suffering from IBS/IBD and the time is now right, please call Sarasota Clinical Hypnosis at 941-321-9267. We look forward to helping you start a new chapter in your life!