Hypnosis has proved successful in helping alleviate Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and associated diseases. Many disturbances of the gastro-intestinal system including digestion and spastic bowel are not only due to physiological disturbance, but psychosomatic nervous and emotional disorders.
What we know about IBS associated disorders is that there s a condition called intestinal dysbiosis present in all those disorders. This is when they good bacteria in your intestines are low and the invasive bacteria and possibly viruses have had free range, causing the gut disturbance. The gut must be prominently good bacteria that protect against invasion of bad bacteria and viruses.
This gut dysbiosis is prompted by emotional disturbance and may even have been initiated by stress. When someone is stressed the protection mechanism that protects the gut is shut down as the person goes into what is called the fight or flight response. So a vicious cycle may prevail whereby the infection has commenced and the person is caught up in the stress and the conditions.
In looking at how I treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease and other gastro-intestinal disorders, it can be helpful to know that I am a qualified naturopath, medical nutritionist and herbalist as well as a clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. I look at patients from a holistic point of view in the session.
This vicious cycle of gastro-intestinal disorders can often be treated very successfully and quickly with dietary considerations and hypnosis. It has been known for some time that not only does the gastro-intestinal system respond to ingested substances, including macro and micro nutrients, but also it is extremely sensitive to thought patterns and behaviours that respond to hypnotic suggestions.
Many people have experienced good relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s disease and other gastro-intestinal disorders with hypnotherapy. In my clinic I go further with you and also add in the naturopathic elements of the treatments to increase the clinical results dramatically.