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I was diagnosed with IBS in 2000, but medication isn’t helping. Could Hypnotherapy provide relief?

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IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome arises out of a disruption in the rhythmic impulses of smooth muscle in the bowel.  Pain and cramps arise when two portions of bowel close to each other both are stimulate to contract and the portion of bowel in between distends.  Causes may include life trauma, post-infectious state, genetic/familial factors, and possibly even certain pain relief medications.  

IBS, which affects more women than men, is experienced as a cluster of symptoms including bouts of constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating. 

 Mayo clinic Proceedings, 2005 Review of Hypnosis in Contemporary Medicine Gastroenterology stated:  Patients with irritable bowel syndrome had significant improvements in well-being, bowel habits, distention symptoms and pain, with no relapses at 18-month follow-up. 

  The National Health Service in the United Kingdom established its first hypnotherapy unit, with six therapists on staff dedicated to treatment of IBS and other GI disorders with Hypnotherapy. evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatment among the first 250 patients in the unit clearly demonstrated hypnotherapy remains an extremely effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome and should prove more cost-effective then drugs. 

American Journal of Gastroenterology Nov O2/Feb 2003: Vol 17-6 – Vol 18 No 1 stated that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for IBS. 

Research since the 1980s has consistently shown that due to it’s cost-effectiveness, long-lasting symptom relief and gentleness, hypnotherapy should be the treatment of choice for IBS. 

I have specialized Hypnotherapy training in IBS so don’t hesitate to contact me for more information. 

  (send your questions c/o graceplacewellness@gmail.com

Grace Joubarne, CCHt, MH, HP is a Certified Hypnotherapist with offices in Ottawa and Bancroft.  www.graceplacewellness.ca.  Contact me at: graceplacewellness@gmail.com or 613-422-7027

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2 comments

  • Admin comment by Grace · January 18, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Thanks Katherine. My program has been working very well indeed…getting awesome feedback. Some people have been suffering for a very long time and it is so wonderful for them to be able to get back to their lives.

  • Katherine Willow · January 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Great article and reminder Grace. I will keep it in mind for our future IBS patients!

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