Mayok, I understand, however that is one of the major misconceptions about it. Its a natural state like people can get when reading, watching a movie or whats called highway hypnosis.
This is clinical hypnotherapy used just for IBS. Nothing to do with religion, spirituality or anything like that at all. In fact the person who created the ones I used is a chrisitian.
Some peope think incorrectly that hypnotherapy can alter your conciousness, or you can be made to do things you don't want to do or view it from what they have seen on TV with stage hypnosis, but its not like that at all. What it's really is like is deep meditation or very deep relaxation. It's a highly focused state.
You might want to read this just fyi, if your interested at all. These are TOP IBS doctors using it on IBS.
Why Consider Hypnosis Treatment for IBS?
by Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D.
Hypnosis is only one of several approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome and may not be the most suitable option for all patients (click here for discussion of treatment options for IBS). However, hypnosis treatment has some advantages which makes it an attractive option for many IBS sufferers with chronic and severe symptoms:
- It is one of the most successful treatment approaches for chronic IBS. The response rate to treatment is 80% and better in most published studies to date.
- The treatment often helps individuals who have failed to get improvements with other methods (see for example: Whorwell et al., 1984, 1987; Palsson et al., 1997, 2000).
- It is a uniquely comfortable form of treatment; relaxing, easy and generally enjoyable.
- It utilizes the healing power of the person's own mind, and is generally completely without negative side effects.
- The treatment sometimes results in improvement in other symptoms or problems such as migraine or tension headaches, along with the improvement in IBS symptoms.
- The beneficial effects of the treatment last long after the end of the course of treatment. According to research, individuals who improve from hypnosis treatment for IBS can generally look forward to years of reduced bowel symptoms.
This is a video
However, if your uncomfortable I understand. But its very effective for most people who try it on IBS. More and more hospitals are using it as well and thousands of IBSers
But again I understand I just wanted to clairify any misconceptions about it.
Cognitive Behaviroal therapy is another option so you know that also has a good success rate. It just takes longer and its a little more work. With the HT you just relax and listen, with the CBT you work through things with a therapist. This all maybe more information then you wanted to know, but its really worth knowing about.
"So if the Xifaxan does anything at all, does that confirm SIBO then? "
No, the only way to confirm SIBO more accuarately is a hydrogen breath test, not a lactulose one.
Like I said it may help IBS just by killing all the bacteria in the gut, which might relieve gas and hence some pain and d.
"What do they do for that in the long-term? I mean, other than periodic antibiotic treatments?"
They are trying to figure that all out now actually, they know its not good to go long term on them. I will dig up some more info on all this for you.
Taking the Align while taking the Xifaxan is counter productive at this time, because the Xifaxan kills all the bacteria, so you would do it after the Xifaxan treatment.
I have seen Align on the IBS bb's for many years now. I has helped a few people with IBS somewhat, but not a magic bullet. The same with VSL really. One of them and I can't remeber what one has one strained that has been studied and shown to help somewhat on IBS. I will have to look that up as well.
"I keep hearing different things about the refrigerated ones vs. the non-refrigerated probiotics."
I"ll try to dig up the info on that as well.
This is some info on sibo
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.
Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.