Hypnotherapy for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the gut. A functional disorder means there’s a problem with the function of a particular part of the body, even though the structure appears normal. With IBS, an individual’s bowel is extra sensitive and the nerves and muscles do not work as they should. The condition causes re-occurring pain or discomfort in the abdomen and an altered bowel habit. Hypnotherapy for IBS helps to calm down the sensitivity of the gut.
Most people suffering from IBS find their symptoms an occasional nuisance. However, for other people the condition can seriously affect their quality of life. IBS can develop at any time, however, most people have their first symptoms between the ages of 15 and 40. According to some research, IBS can affect up to 1 in 5 people in the UK at some stage in their life, making it one of the most common disorders of the digestive system. Women are more likely than men to suffer with IBS and their symptoms are often more severe. Some individuals with IBS have constipation, others have diarrhoea, whilst others may suffer from both. Pain may be mild to severe and may occur at a particular time of the day. Hypnotherapy for IBS can help to alleviate the symptoms associated with IBS.
- Pain and discomfort in the abdomen
- Bloated abdomen
- Gas / Wind
- Feeling full
- Muscle pains