Seven reasons to choose hypnotherapy if you have IBS
The evidence is clear. Hypnotherapy is an effective way to manage IBS symptoms.
1. You're in control
With hypnotherapy for IBS, you are in control of the treatment. You work with a therapist to change address the miscommunication between your gut and brain, then you are given techniques to help you control your symptoms. This means that you can tailor the treatment to your specific needs and goals.
2. It's natural
Hypnotherapy is a completely natural treatment for IBS. It's just words and the imagination. There are no drugs or side effects involved, and it can be used alongside other treatments (such as medication) if desired.
3. It's effective
There is a wealth of scientific evidence to show that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for IBS. In fact, a systematic review of the research found that hypnotherapy was the most effective psychological treatment for IBS.
Unlike some other treatments for IBS (such as medication), hypnotherapy can provide relief from symptoms relatively quickly. In most cases, a course of treatment will last for around 10-12 weeks, although this can vary depending on the individual. Benefits are often experienced after the first session.
5. It's convenient
Hypnotherapy for IBS can be done in the comfort of your own home via zoom, or in a therapist's office, making it a convenient option for busy people.
6. It's long-lasting
The results of hypnotherapy for IBS are long-lasting. Once you have received treatment, you will likely find that your symptoms do not return
7. It's safe
Hypnotherapy is considered to be a safe treatment for IBS with no known side effects
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