Magnus Simren, MD, professor of gastroenterology, The Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reported on research to test the effectiveness of hypnotherapy as a treatment on 346 IBS patients. The study found that symptoms were reduced for 40% of patients receiving one hour of hypnotherapy once a week for twelve weeks. In addition, this positive effect was reported to last for one to seven years. It is believed that the hypnotherapy is of value because IBS patients learn to control their symptoms through hypnotic suggestion and deep relaxation.
I believe that most hypnotherapists will require a medical referral before beginning sessions for IBS. Talk to your medical doctor, find a qualified hypnotherapist and you, too, may be able to ease IBS with hypnotherapy and Be Well.