Hypnosis can be used in the fight against irritable bowel syndrome. To such conclusion researchers from the United States.
Hypnotherapy or hypnosis is carried out by a trained psychologist, may become a new kind of treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. The authors of the study found that hypnotherapy helped a group of patients to alleviate the condition, and the effect persisted for more than 9 months after completion of therapy. Note that hypnotherapy is different from hypnosis, as it is not only the hypnosis, but also other kinds of treatment, including psychological assistance and medical intervention. Research has shown that hypnotherapy can be considered as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome irrespective of its subtype or severity.
Even more remarkably, the study revealed that group hypnotherapy sessions are as efficient as and individual. So, one person can treat a group of patients with IBS, which will significantly reduce the cost of treatment. This study evaluated the effects of a three month course of hypnotherapy on patients suffering from a strong expression of the syndrome. This is the most significant in scale randomized study of the efficacy of hypnotherapy in IBS treatment.
In General, the past through hypnotherapy patients reported a significant improvement in health status, they are much better subsequently cope with their symptoms. The effectiveness of treatment in this group was significantly higher than in the control group, where patients received additional educational support therapy. However, the hypnotherapy did not reduce the severity of symptoms. It helped patients to better perceive their disease and experience less suffering. (READ MORE)