There is a recognised link between the mind and how well our digestive system functions and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends hypnotherapy for IBS patients where drug therapies have not been effective after 12 months.
Hypnotherapy works to reduce the feelings of anxiety and frustration that are so frequently experienced by those with IBS to help you cope with and manage your symptoms and improve your overall enjoyment of life. Given the strength of the correlation between the mind and the digestive system this can have a significant impact on symptoms by slowing the digestive process down to reduce any loose bowel movements. It also improves the general functioning and steady regulation of digestion for those who experience a greater leaning towards constipation.
Through this work the body is given a chance to function more healthily and the pain, discomfort and anxiety caused by IBS is a welcome knock on effect.