‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects over 11% of the general population, with a larger number going undiagnosed (Carnavan, West & Card, 2014).
Albury, Wodonga and the Riverina suffer from issues where a lack of healthcare solutions and services can hinder or cause misdiagnsis. IBS is a condition that affects the bowel and gut due to autonomic regulation. This causes symptoms which lead to physical discomfort, as well as mental health and the stress tied to worrying about IBS.
Hypnotherapy is considered as one of the leading treatment regimes for IBS, superseding other forms of treatment with numerous studies supporting it’s efficacy and efficiency. IBS can also be known as lazy stomach, spastic colon and lazy bowel as well as other names.
Symptoms of IBS can be as follows:
- Pain in the stomach or bowel that doesn’t subside or respond to treatment.
- Diarrhea and/ or constipation that worsens to stimulus or stress.
- Straining to go to the toilet or going to frequently.
- A combination of all the above.
These symptoms must be present for 12 week or more for a diagnosis and it is imperative that other causes, which may be linked to other diseases are ruled out before hand. Diet has been shown to be effective in helping manage IBS as well as certain supplements, some may even be prescribed medications to assist.
However, over time these do not cure and often people find long term relief from the symptoms of IBS which can further attribute to health conditions.
I have a comprehensive IBS program offered in Albury, Wodonga and The Riverina to assist clients in gaining symptom relief and reduction within as little as 6 sessions. This program utilizes cutting edge treatment and research to inform it’s practice based on the neuroscience of the brain and gut. This program doesn’t cure IBS, as there is no current cure for it. Instead it aims to reduce the severity of symptoms and re calibrate the nervous system that has fallen out of function
If you suffer from IBS or other bowel disorders and are looking for symptom relief to live a happier and healthier life contact me today to discuss how I can help you.
Canavan, C., West, J., & Card, T. (2014). The epidemiology of irritable bowel syndrome. Clinical epidemiology, 6, 71.