Posted 4/19/2011 8:22 PM (GMT -6)
Normal, one of the best things I have ever done and learned for my IBS.
People don't know enough about this treatment for IBS and why it works for most people and long term.
IBS and Hypnosis
Effects of Hypnosis on GI Problems
Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill
Hypnosis for IBSBy: Peter Whorwell, MD, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Manchester, UK
Text and video
IBS - Beyond the Bowel: The Meaning of Co-existing Medical Problems
Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D. and William E. Whitehead, Ph.D.
UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders
Non-gastrointestinal symptoms more common in irritable bowel syndrome patients than in comparison groups(5).
3. Heart palpitations or racing heart
4. Back pain
5. Shortness of breath
6. Muscle ache
7. Frequent urinating
8. Difficulty urinating
9. Sensitivity to heat or cold
10. Constant tiredness
11. Pain during intercourse (sex)
"IS IT POSSIBLE TO REDUCE NON-GI SYMPTOMS IN IBS?
It is unknown to what degree standard medical treatment for IBS, when successful, also results in improvement in non-GI symptoms. The problem is that most IBS treatment research has not examined how non-IBS symptoms change. Non-IBS symptoms have also not been a focus of standard IBS treatment. An exception to this is psychological treatment trials for IBS, which sometimes have included general physical symptom questionnaires among the measures of treatment effects. We, therefore, know from our two studies of hypnosis treatment for IBS(22) as well as from research in England(23) that hypnosis treatment for IBS regularly improves non-GI symptoms substantially in addition to its beneficial effects on bowel symptoms."