Hi Victoria -
The IBS Audio Program has a pretty good success rate - I have used the program after being housebound with IBS for over 20 years. It is not a cure, and doesn't work for everyone, but does for most (like around 90% or better). The author of the program, Michael Mahoney, has an article about
his work here on the healingwell site.
If you priced out the cost over the rest of your life, and all the pills I know I have taken over the years for IBS, it really isn't that bad. Unlike other meditation and relaxation tapes, which are helpful of course, this program works specifically for IBS and anxiety etc.
There is a lot of info on the web about
folks who have used the program successfully, but I need to respect this BB's posting guidelines and cannot post that here - but in answer to 7Lil - the moderator's question, the program is a set of recorded CDs which replicate clinically trialed hypnotherapeutic sessions - that is, the sessions used within the clinical setting. Several clinical trials using patients referred from gastroenterologists who had exhausted all other forms of treatment were given the sessions and a control group just had conventional medical treatment - those using the clinical hypnotherapy sessions were able to alleviate, and reduce their IBS symptoms - with improvement continuing 3 years beyond completion. The program has been presented to gastroenterologists via the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders - and it is reviewed or listed in 4 well-known books about
IBS treatment and care and reviewed on several independent websites as well.
7Lil - I hope this info is within the posting guidelines - I do want to respect that. I suffered with IBS since 1983, and this was the only thing that helped me after years of meds and trips to gastros, etc.
Feel free to ask any questions - I will be happy to help as others helped me along the road... I am about
98% better overall now, and do not take IBS Rx anymore - and I was on all of them at one time or another.
If it is OK for me to post the healingwell link written about
IBS and hypno from the author of this program - I will place it here - if this is not OK, then 7Lil, just edit it out.
Take care.Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Hypnotherapy