You might be interested to know that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Guidance (NICE) recommends the NHS should consider referring patients for hypnotherapy if their irritable bowel is persistent and has failed to respond to simple prescribed medicine.
IBS affects significant numbers of people but fewer than 25% of sufferers seek professional help. Some people are just too embarrassed and others are unaware that IBS can often be resolved quite quickly. Before you visit a hypnotherapist, however, you should go to a doctor. Some of the symptoms of IBS are the same as symptoms of other unrelated medical conditions so it is important to get a proper medical diagnosis before seeking treatment.
The cause of IBS is not always clear. The risk seems to increase significantly after a serious gastrointestinal infection. Other risk factors include youth, fever, anxiety and depression. Hypnotherapy is a recommended approach for the treatment of IBS and sufferers often respond rapidly within a few number sessions but there is no guaranteed cure. Getting good dietary advice from a properly qualified dietician can also help. Follow this link for more information about the treatments of IBS which can work well with hypnotherapy.