Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common disorders of the digestive system. It affects about 25% of adults in the industrialised world. In the UK and one in ten people have symptoms bad enough to visit their doctor. IBS is characterised by a collection of symptoms affecting the small or large bowel, which can cause pain and discomfort. The exact causes of IBS are unknown. IBS sufferers usually have no physical abnormalities in the bowel, so it has been suggested that there is a strong link between stress and IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not only physically painful, what is also difficult to deal with is the medical establishment’s inability to treat it effectively.
Over a decade of scientific research has shown hypnotherapy to be an effective choice for alleviating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Hypnotherapy routinely produces positive results in over 80% of the people who use it.