IBS, also referred to as spastic colon, is a disturbance of the colon where patients present long-standing symptoms of cramping abdominal pain, bloating, excessive flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, or alternating constipation and diarrhea. It affects between 15% to 20% of the population.
It is imperative that a proper diagnosis be made by one’s physician or gastroenterologist, since its symptoms also mimic symptoms of several life threatening illnesses. Conventional medical treatment, along with dietary changes has shown to be effective with about 25% of patients.
Since 1984, worldwide studies have demonstrated the long-term alleviation of IBS symptoms when hypnosis is combined with medical treatment. The effectiveness of treatment then climbs to 80%.
“Hypnosis should be the treatment of choice for all severe cases of IBS”
Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD.
National Women’s Health Network
Up until now, the more “traditional” treatment has been fiber therapy, antispasmodic medications and antidepressants. Fiber is added to the diet through the use of bulking type laxatives and a high fiber diet. Antispasmodic medications may reduce the spasms in the gut, while antidepressants may reduce the sensitivity of the gut to pain and other sensations as opposed to acting as emotional antidepressants. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, these drug therapies have a 25% success rate.
However, there is a non-intrusive, effective and natural way that has been utilized to treat IBS suffers as I had found. Over the past few years, research from the Center for Functional G.I. and Mobility Disorders, which is affiliated with the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine has strong and overwhelming evidence supporting the fact that anywhere from 80% to 90% of IBS symptoms can be reduced or eliminated with hypnosis. Today, research from this center continues with the assistance from the NIH (National Institute of Health).
Hypnosis can help reprogram your mind and facilitate behavioral change.
The New York Hypnosis Institute 4 Step Overcome Irritable Bowel Syndrome Hypnosis Program:
- Teach Self Hypnosis
- Identify When, Where, and Why You Feel Stress
- Formulate a New Lifestyle Plan
- Assist in Reprogramming the Way You Think About & React to Stressful Situations
The NY Hypnosis Institute Overcome IBS Program consists of targeted suggestions and regression. At the end of the first session, a “trigger” word is given to the client’s subconscious mind, which will allow them to re-enter this relaxed state immediately whenever they encounter a stressful or anxious moment. In each session, specific suggestions are introduced to promote inner healing. As an example and depending on whether the client suffers from diarrhea or constipation, a metronome representing their digestive system is imagined. While in hypnosis, the client can “control” the beat of the metronome either speeding up for constipation or slowing down for diarrhea. Although the client may not realize it, they are actually retraining their digestive process in each of these sessions. By harnessing our subconscious mind, we all have the power to promote wellness and accelerated change.
Chances are something in your past is to blame. However, it’s not uncommon for the subconscious mind to blow things out of proportion, so you may not even remember the past event that has led to your current Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
During a New York Hypnosis restful sleep hypnosis session, you can identify the event from your past that has been blown out of proportion. Your hypnotist can then reframe the way your subconscious mind perceives that event, allowing the IBS symptoms to be released. Essentially your hypnotist will teach your subconscious mind that those negative experiences from your past no longer need to impact you negatively.
Hypnosis is a natural state, that when achieved, allows your hypnotist to access your subconscious mind. When you watch a movie, read a book, or focus on a project at work and lose track of time, you are experiencing hypnosis. Once a client is guided into hypnosis, we at the NY Hypnosis Institute can then give positive suggestions directly to the subconscious mind.
Under Hypnosis Suggestions Will Be Introduced To:
- Promote Inner Healing
- Release and Relieve Emotions or Feelings Associated with Stressful Situations
- Develop New Lifestyle Changes
- Adapt to Stressful Situations
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person