April is International Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness month!
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), who are responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health, advise GPs to refer patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) for psychological interventions (CBT, Hypnotherapy or Psychotherapy) if they have not responded to pharmacological treatments.
BBC News reported last year on a gastroenterologist who refers his clients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome for Hypnotherapy. In a study he carried out, 9 out of 10 of his patients had their IBS symptoms improve significantly. Read the full article - Hypnotherapy can help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be quite unpleasant at times and can have a big impact on the life of the sufferer. Hypnotherapy helps to reduce stress levels which in turn helps reduce the symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
Find out more on how hypnotherapy can help Irritable Bowel Syndrome on my Bristol Hypnotherapy website.