Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a combination of symptoms that may consist of abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, flatulence, mucus in the stools, food intolerances, and constipation or diarrhea (often alternation between the two). The diagnostic criteria include having abdominal pain or discomfort for at least 12 weeks out of the previous 12 months, not necessarily consecutively.
For most people, symptoms occur now and then, a couple of days a week or so.
IBS isn’t caused by structural or biochemical abnormalities. Instead, it appears to be a functional disorder stemming from a disturbance in the interaction between the digestive tract, the brain, and the autonomic nervous system.
As a result hypnotherapy can relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Hypnotherapy for IBS involves progressive relaxation, and then suggestions of soothing imagery and sensations focused on the individual’s symptoms.
Improvements in overall well-being, quality of life, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and bloating can be expected.
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