How Hypnotherapy can help with IBS

IBS woman holding stomach

How Hypnotherapy can help with IBS


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is an issue that causes gastrointestinal tract pain for countless people. A hypnotic approach is obtainable to the people searching for productive help handling the symptoms of IBS.

Symptoms of IBS:

·      Pain and Cramping

·      Diarrhoea

·      Constipation

·      Alternating diarrhoea and constipation

·      Gas and Bloating

·      Change in bowel movement

·      Food Intolerances

·      Fatigue and difficulty sleeping

·      Anxiety and depression


Despite the fact that it is a common condition it is still quite definitely a severe affliction for anyone suffering with it daily. Some sufferers only face symptoms at meal times or after particular foods. Many others find their everyday lives totally crippled by the affliction and discover they are often doubled over with pain a good deal on a regular basis.

To date, the factors that cause irritable bowel haven’t been determined. An elevated level of sensitivity of the intestinal tract caused by an imbalance in the microbiomes of the gut is something many healthcare professionals believe maybe the cause of the condition. Diet, stress, poor sleep and changes in gut bacteria may all trigger the symptoms.  However, triggers are different for each person, making it difficult to name specific foods or stressors that everyone with the disorder should avoid.


Every now and then the symptoms start out being rather moderate but the anxiousness and anticipation of them means they get slowly worse. The worry of the symptoms getting worse can be sufficient to bring on intensive levels of stress in many people.


Irritable bowel afflicted individuals might be offered prescription medication but in the first instance most doctors might recommend a change in diet and lifestyle. Possible testing can discover whether you have an imbalance in the gut microbiomes and also if you are sensitive to certain foods.


Using Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel may help afflicted individuals feel more in control of their symptoms and allow them to achieve a positive and balanced lifestyle change. A hypnotic approach will not be the cure for the ailment but it might be the key to assisting you to decrease and manage your symptoms.


Hypnotherapy works with the unconscious and also the conscious mind. Our psychological well- being impacts on our health and vice versa. A hypnotic approach can assist us be a little more in tune with our mind and be more in command of it.


If you think you may have irritable bowel or you are worried your symptoms are something more severe you’ll want to check with a medical doctor. IBS is classified as a medical condition and a doctor can reassure you that you have nothing more detrimental behind your signs and symptoms. You can also speak with a nutritional therapist who will work towards balancing your gut back to health.


If you require further advice or interested in seeking help, then please either email or call Alma 01737 812498

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published 14th April 2014 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.