SKYPE HYPNOTHERAPY FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: Effectiveness and Comparison with Face-to-Face Treatment.

Gut-focused hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome but is not widely available. This STUDY assessed whether providing hypnotherapy by Skype might partially overcome this problem. Using a 50-point or more reduction in the IBS Symptom Severity Score as the primary outcome measure, 65% of subjects responded to Skype hypnotherapy with all […]

Study shows association between gut microbes and brain structure in people with IBS

Scienmag is reporting that a new study by researchers at UCLA has revealed two key findings for people with irritable bowel syndrome about the relationship between the microorganisms that live in the gut and the brain.

For people with IBS research shows for the first time that there is an association between the gut microbiota […]

The Effects of Hypnosis on Gastrointestinal Functioning

Here is an extract from an article published by Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D. Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, explaining why hypnosis is so effective in the treatment of even long standing gut pain problems.

[1]. . . In recent years, the effects of gastrointestinal functioning and GI symptoms have been studied […]

Hypnosis and IBS

Hypnosis can be a highly effective treatment for the bowel disorder IBS. Studies involving a total of 346 patients conducted by researchers at The Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, showed that hypnotherapy alleviated symptoms in 40 per cent of those affected — and that the improvement is long-term.

Around 15 per cent […]

Treating Stomach Pains with Hypnosis

In January 2013 Science Nordic published this article describing research into the effectiveness of Hypnotherapy in treating IBS:

It’s the world’s most common gastrointestinal disease, with symptoms ranging from abdominal pain and discomfort to disturbed bowel movements and abdominal bloating.

Yet relatively little is known about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or […]

Hypnosis for IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS) is, according to Peter Whorwell, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology in the University’s Medical School and Director of the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service, “ideal for treatment with hypnosis, as there is no structural damage to the body. During the hypnotherapy, sufferers learn how to influence and gain control of their […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, and Hypnosis

Back in 1987, a follow up study conducted by the Department of Medicine University Hospital South Manchester to ensure that the highly successful result of an earlier study was not the result of the Placebo Effect. Results wee published in the

After eighteen months, participants had all maintained the improvement level, with participants below 50 […]

Hypnotherapy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a “syndrome,” meaning a group of symptoms.

The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort often reported as cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhoea, and/or constipation. IBS affects the colon, or large bowel, which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool. IBS is not a disease. […]