"The mind and the body are one" You can take control of the symptoms of your IBS
Change in bowel habits
The most up to date NHS advice states that "The exact cause is unknown – it's been linked to things like food passing through your gut too quickly or too slowly, oversensitive nerves in your gut, stress and a family history of IBS"
Functional and complimentary medicine both have a place in the treatment of the symptoms of IBS. NHS advice also states
It's usually a lifelong problem. It can be very frustrating to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life.
There's no cure, but diet changes and medicines can often help control the symptoms
Most people living with IBS know exactly what they are experiencing - so having that confirmed by a GP and then told there is no cure can be devastating. Crippling pain which is often relieved a little by passing motions and often quickly and unexpectedly. The discomfort and the pain are real, and psychological stress can be caused by the worry of diagnosis, and by the many different tests.
Talking about the condition and bowel movements is often also uncomfortable.
It is believed that the great majority of those people suffering with I.B.S. do not visit their local G.P.
It has been proven over the years that sufferers of IBS are normally people who suffer stress. I.B.S. is a direct result of stress. Things such as bereavement, illness, job loss, marital breakdown and the general stresses and strains of modern living are all directly connected with I.B.S.
Having lived with a sensitive gut my entire life and being someone who has suffered with stress I can make a positive connection between the two.
There is lots of information out there about IBS SIBO SIFO IBD
The benefit of Hypnotherapy for people living with IBS is recreating the connection with "Mindful eating" as well as helping to relieve the stress and anxiety that surrounds this sometimes incapacitating condition.