Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, or spastic colon) is a symptom-based diagnosis characterised by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. As a functional bowel disorder, IBS has no known organic cause. Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate (classified as IBS-D, IBS-C or IBS-A, respectively).
We offer CBT, Hypnotherapy, NLP in our Watford centre and supplement this with our market leading Hypnosis downloads to help resolve your Irritable Bowel Symptoms and bring a calmer more comfortable experience about.
Historically a diagnosis of exclusion, a diagnosis of IBS can now be made on the basis of symptoms alone, in the absence of alarm features such as age of onset greater than 50 years, weight loss, gross hematochezia, systemic signs of infection or colitis, or family history of inflammatory bowel disease. Onset of IBS is more likely to occur after an infection (post-infectious, IBS-PI), a stressful life event, or onset of maturity.
Although there is no cure for IBS, there are treatments that attempt to relieve symptoms, including dietary adjustments, medication and psychological interventions. Patient education and a good therapist-patient relationship are also important.
Several conditions may present as IBS including coeliac disease, fructose malabsorption, mild infections, parasitic infections like giardiasis, several inflammatory bowel diseases, bile acid malabsorption, functional chronic constipation, and chronic functional abdominal pain. In IBS, routine clinical tests yield no abnormalities, although the bowels may be more sensitive to certain stimuli, such as balloon insufflation testing. The exact cause of IBS is unknown.
The most common theory is that IBS is a disorder of the interaction between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract, although there may also be abnormalities in the gut flora or the immune system.
IBS has no effect on life expectancy. However, it is a source of chronic pain, fatigue, and other symptoms and contributes to work absenteeism. The high prevalence of IBS and significant effects on quality of life make IBS a disease with a high social cost.
At The Watford & District Hypnotherapy Centre We offer private therapy sessions Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 20:00 and Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 13:00
Sessions are on average 60 minutes in length and cost is £65.00.Specific number of sessions required is hard if not impossible to state as it is a very individual set of circumstances and responses that bring about the various issues, we offer a free of charge no obligation initial assesment at which we should be able to assess likely number of sessions required.
Hypnosis Proven Effective for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not only physically painful, what is also difficult to deal with is the medical establishment’s inability to treat it effectively. Frighteningly, some physicians are still prescribing a high-fibre diet for irritable bowel syndrome, when it is known to make symptoms worse.
So why can hypnotherapy help IBS?
Over a decade of scientific research has shown hypnotherapy to be an effective choice for alleviating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Hypnotherapy routinely produces positive results in over 80% of the people who use it.
Hypnosis has been so successful for improving IBS symptoms that Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, chair of the National Women’s Health Network in Washington, DC, says that hypnosis should be the treatment of choice for IBS cases which have not responded to conventional therapy.
The main theory behind the success of hypnosis for IBS is that the relaxation improves blood flow to the gut – something that stress tends to inhibit – and so improves digestion and the movement of food through the bowel.
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At The Watford & District Hypnotherapy Centre We offer private 1:1 therapy sessions to help resolve your IBS symptoms and more importantly the items causing them Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 20:00 and Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 13:00
Sessions are on average 60 minutes in length and cost is £65.00.Specific number of sessions required is hard if not impossible to state as it is a very individual set of circumstances and responses that bring about the various issues, we offer a free of charge no obligation initial assessment at which we should be able to assess likely number of sessions required.
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