I recently came across an interesting article on the effective use of hypnotherapy for easing the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Symptom (IBS). According Dr Roland Valori, symptoms improved significantly for 9 in 10 patients treated using hypnosis. Although there is substantial evidence showing the value of hypnotherapy for treating IBS, it is not widely used because doctors do not believe in hypnosis.
The power of belief is important for the effectiveness of any treatment whether it be medical or otherwise. Medical researchers long ago documented the placebo effect and now use their understanding of it in control groups against which they test the effectiveness of their treatments.
The article quotes Dr Valori, “It is pretty clear to me that it has an amazing effect.” He believes that the reason hypnotherapy is so effective for IBS is because “of the relaxation therapies available, hypnotherapy is the most powerful.” He also notes that often those who suffer with IBS often need help coping with stress and that hypnotherapy can help them cope with stress in a healthy way.
Dr Valori makes some important points. If you suffer from IBS, hypnotherapy can be effective. Of all the relaxation techniques hypnosis may be one of the most profound. Finally, hypnotherapy can help you deal with stress in a effective and healthy way.
If you would like to learn more about the use of hypnotherapy and IBS please feel free to call (805) 637-4263 or send me an email.