Tucson Hypnosis Sessions to Help End Irritable Bowel Syndrome
This program is for men and women in need of support to overcome the debilitating issue of IBS,
or irritable bowel syndrome with hypnosis
It's important to move beyond the old, unhealthy outcome of internal stress
This process is designed to help you change the negative behaviors of the past. To help you also forget about the old reactions by forgetting to remember them. Since the negative behaviors in your subconscious mind control how your body reacts to stress, it also creates habit patterns that perpetuate these behaviors.
Our hypnosis process is designed to help you to naturally shift your mind toward a more positive outlook about yourself and life. It is essential for you to refocus upon the feeling happier and healthier. The hypnosis sessions support your subconscious mind filling with positive beliefs and behaviors. Your mind simply grows healthier as a new chapter is created by changing within. From this better state of mind, everything is possible, including successfully creating a new and better chapter of your life.
Consider using hypnosis to help release irritable bowel syndrome.
Hypnosis sessions available for you now in my Tucson office or by phone.
Please select the Schedule Appointment link below if you wish to come in for a free half hour Release Irritable Bowel Consultation to learn more.
Hypnosis and IBS in Studies
Since stress and anxiety tend to affect the gut, the editors of IBS Life reached out to James “Jed” Foster Jr., MA, LMFT. Foster is a licensed therapist and behavioral coach for Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health, an innovative GI practice located in the Chicago area.
Foster has been helping patients manage their anxieties through a variety of techniques for nearly 10 years. He says that the key reason why stress has such an affect on the gut is because of the mind-gut connection, a relatively new thinking in IBS therapy.
The mind gut connection is how the brain, gut, and microbiome communicate, according to Foster. There’s mounting evidence that the gut microbes are in constant communication with the brain and these microbes may affect how people feel physically and emotionally.
“When a person feels stressed, the brain releases cortisol, which tells the digestive system to react,” said Foster. “The expression ‘butterflies in the stomach,’ is actually the brain-gut reaction to a high-stress situation. Many people with IBS perceive pain more acutely because their brains are more responsive to pain signals from the GI tract, and stress can make existing pain feel worse.”
To combat the mind-gut reactions to stress and anxiety, a growing number of therapists and GI specialists have begun advocating for the use of hypnosis in managing IBS. Gut-directed hypnotherapy is an innovative approach to treating IBS symptoms triggered by emotional stress. Pioneered in 1984 at the University of Manchester in the U.K., this form of hypnotherapy has been shown to significantly reduce pain and slow gut motility.
According to a growing body of research, hypnosis addresses the subconscious, cognitive-affective components of gastrointestinal pain. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, patients who undergo mind-gut hypnotherapy have a positive response rates ranging from 53% to 94%. Additionally, the benefits of hypnotherapy in IBS can also last 6-, 10-, or even 12-months long.
To Foster, using gut-directed hypnotherapy with patients have been some of the most rewarding experiences in his career. (IBS Life, 2022).
(NaturalNews) New research indicates that hypnosis may be effective at mitigating stubborn cases of “irritable bowel syndrome,” a catch-all phrase used to describe moderate to severe abdominal pain that doesn’t seem to be caused by something specific.
Several studies since the 1980s have linked “gut-directed” hypnosis to an easing of symptoms in some patients with IBS when other standard treatment has failed, according to HealthNews.com.
Therefore, researchers said, the findings provide a better idea of how hypnosis might be effective for IBS in the “real world.”
Noticeable improvements in some IBS patients receiving hypnosis
In a pair of studies, scientists randomly assigned 138 patients with IBS that did not respond to traditional treatments to either 12 sessions of hypnosis or to a “control” group. One study, which involved 90 patients, saw 38 percent of hypnosis patients responded to their treatment after three months, meaning symptom “scores” had fallen by at least 25 percent. That compared with just 11 percent of patients in the control group, who were only given advice on diet and relaxation techniques as their treatment.
IBS patients suffer from repeated bouts of abdominal cramps and bloating, and alternate between constipation and diarrhea. Regular treatment includes changes in their diets, anti-diarrheal medications and laxatives or fiber supplements for constipation.
Olafur S. Palsson, an associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said that for many patients that is enough to bring relief. But for those with IBS that is unresponsive to such standard treatment, psychological therapy – namely hypnosis – has proven to be effective in clinical trials.
Still, the benefits in the most recent study were not as good as those seen in some of the past studies, where as many as 80 percent of patients saw significant improvements in their IBS symptoms after hypnosis therapy.