How was IBS treated in the past?
Medical science has shown two main treatments to be clinically effective – elimination diets and various medication, however, both are problematic: medication treatments have shown poor effectiveness at reducing symptoms (with side-effects) and elimination diets are difficult and have poor adherence over the long-run. Many IBS sufferers have therefore resorted to a plethora of alternatives – such as peppermint oil – to alleviate their symptoms, but often to no avail. Finding themselves on a merry-go-round of ineffective treatments, searching for something that works.
A New way of treating IBS
Researchers at Monash University recently turned to hypnotherapy treatment as an exciting alternative. The logic was that by calming and re-programming the mind, the subconscious basis of IBS could be overcome, and food digested without symptoms. In the Monash study, this ‘gut-directed hypnotherapy’ was compared against the ‘gold standard’ Low-FODMAP diet and the results were astonishing: gut-directed hypnotherapy performed just as well as the diet. Both treatment arms reduced bloating, constipation, abdominal pain by 80% and gut-directed hypnotherapy was proven as a highly effective IBS treatment.
Why Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy is now the best therapy for IBS
Gut-directed hypnotherapy is a godsend for the millions of sufferers of IBS. Finally, there is a way to reduce the maddening symptoms of IBS – the bloating, the constipation, the abdominal pain – whilst maintaining the diet of their choosing. No longer were they confronted with the infuriating choice between sacrificing their favourite foods or suffering pain. There was a scientifically proven and easy IBS treatment requiring no medication or change in diet.
How can I access Gut-directed hypnotherapy?
Gut-directed hypnotherapy is growing rapidly in popularity because of its effectiveness, safety and convenience, and many of the largest clinical centres including Manchester have a 6-12 month waiting period. Fortunately, many of the top hypnotherapists are using technology to broadcast premier gut-directed hypnotherapy audio recordings to IBS sufferers directly through iPhone applications such as Mindset.
Can my iPhone treat my IBS?
Gut-directed hypnotherapy iPhone apps deliver 6-8 week hypnotherapy programs which have been shown to be no less effective than in-person hypnotherapy sessions at reducing bloating, abdominal pain and constipation. These apps are accessible across the world, allowing benefits of gut-directed hypnotherapy to be accessible for people who can't wait for or afford in-person treatment. By listening to seven 15-minute hypnosis recordings each week, you can expect an 80% reduction in symptoms.
The old thinking of dietary change to cure IBS is beginning to wane. Sufferers are realising that diet alone is not the answer. Gut-directed hypnotherapy using iPhone apps such as Mindset offer a way to end the nightmare of IBS without the dietary sacrifice.
Understanding the Gut-Brain Connection:
As most IBS sufferer know, the symptoms of this disorder are crippling and experienced physically as bloating, constipation, abdominal pain – they are not simply ‘in the head’ of the patient. However, IBS sufferers also recognise a correlation between stress and other mental pressure and ‘flare-ups’ of IBS –periods of exacerbated symptoms. This connection is explained by the gut-brain connection,the finding that mental processes can physically affect the gut, and can be targeted to treat IBS.