Are you struggling with Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Have you been searching for a way to treat IBS naturally so you can get long term relief from the gut pain, bloating, painful gas, constipation and diarrohea?
Are you done with restrictive diets and taking pills and medications just so you can leave the house?
In this post and in the video below, I’m going to introduce you to an approach to gaining long-term relief from your IBS which is 100% natural and has zero side effects.
Plus it’s been used for almost 40 years and has been shown to reduce symptoms by over 70%.
Sound too good to be true? Keep reading or watch the video below!
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Now the chances are if you’ve been diagnosed with IBS that you’ve likely been told that it’s something you just have to live with. Conventional treatment for IBS focuses on restrictive and confusing diets or taking medication such as antispasmodics, antidiarrheals and laxatives… which all come with their own set of side effects.
And then there’s the question of whether they’ll actually work for you.
Hands down one of the questions I often get asked is whether there is a cure for IBS
And whilst there is technically no cure for IBS, IBS is definitely treatable. You can absolutely reduce your symptoms to such a degree that they no longer show up in your life – in a sense putting IBS symptoms into remission.
I myself am living proof of this.
So by the end of this post, I want to really challenge what you’ve been told about IBS. Instead of seeing it as a life sentence, realise that you can actually do something about it.
How to treat IBS naturally with gut directed hypnotherapy
Today I’m sharing with you a natural approach to regaining control of your bowel which addresses the real underlying cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This approach is gut directed hypnotherapy.
Gut directed hypnotherapy is used to treat IBS because it directly addresses the miscommunication between your brain and your gut.
You see at its heart IBS is something called a brain-gut dysfunction. This means that your brain and gut aren’t talking to each other as they should. This faulty communication in your nervous system is responsible for your IBS symptoms of pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.
Gut directed hypnotherapy addresses this faulty signaling directly. It uses suggestions aimed at calming the digestive tract and preventing unnecessary focus on discomfort in the body.
Several studies, including one from Australia, now point to hypnotherapy as a way to bring significant and lasting relief from IBS symptoms, especially for those people who haven’t responded to other treatments.
What is gut directed hypnotherapy?
Gut directed hypnotherapy is part of medical hypnosis, and is a type of hypnotherapy specifically targeted to disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Best of all it can treat IBS naturally with no medication or restrictive diets involved.
Unfortunately, hypnosis is very misunderstood, and stage hypnotists do nothing to help with the many common myths surrounding this amazing tool. So let me assure you that there is no loss of control, and a hypnotherapist cannot make you do anything against your will.
So what is hypnosis? The best way to think about it is as a deep state of relaxation. In this state you can learn to control various functions of your body through the power of your mind.
For instance, with regard to your gastrointestinal system, using hypnotherapy a person can change the amount of stomach acid that their stomach makes, alter the sensitivity of their gut, and even modify the way their brain processes signals from the gut.
Not only that, but hypnotherapy also has the added benefit of helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
Where did gut directed hypnotherapy come from?
Gut directed hypnotherapy has been around for almost 40 years.
Back in 1984 a pioneering gastroenterologist, Peter Whorwell, at the University of Manchester introduced the first scripted protocol for IBS patients.
He wanted to see if hypnotherapy could be used to help with the management of IBS. And after the initial success of this trial, many more studies over the past 40 years have confirmed the original findings.
These findings show that on average 70% of people respond to gut directed hypnotherapy with women responding at 80%.
And by response, we mean a 50% or more reduction in symptoms. That’s pretty amazing!
But that’s not all.
Hypnotherapy for IBS doesn’t just improve the physical symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome such as gut pain, bloating, gas, constipation and diarrohea, it also reduces anxiety levels and helps with depression too.
And of course, the best part is it’s a 100% natural treatment with zero side effects.
Is Gut Directed Hypnotherapy the right approach for you?
Sometimes IBS symptoms go away by themselves, without treatment, but for many people, the symptoms are severe and no treatment — including the low FODMAP diet — brings them relief.
Hypnosis has been described as the ideal treatment for IBS because there is no structural damage to the body.
During hypnotherapy, you learn how to influence and gain control of your gut function, and in turn, change the way your brain regulates your gut activity.
On average gut directed hypnotherapy has a success rate of over 70%.
Need a helping hand?
If you are tired of struggling with your IBS symptoms alone and you want to learn more about a system and an approach that is recommended to get IBS under control once for even moderate to severe cases of IBS, then I’d love for you to learn more about how I work with clients in my program, The Calm Gut Method.