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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Page  

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Hypnotherapy

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is notoriously unresponsive to medication. Obviously, the first port of call for someone who is experiencing IBS is to go to their medical doctor, because there are a selection of potent medical treatments available, and the discomfort needs to be diagnosed medically as IBS.

However, if you are one of the unlucky people who has been diagnosed with IBS, and it  is not responding to typical treatment (e.g. medication, diets, food intolerances)  some psychological treatment is frequently of benefit.

Hypnotherapy treatment for IBS involves investigating root causes, for example physical or mental trauma, helping a person to calmly deal with possible sources of stress, checking for messages from your body, because the symptom may be a metaphorical message from your subconscious manifesting as a physical symptom.

There is a very rich network of nervous tissue around everyone's gut, and a person's digestive system is capable of working automatically even if it gets unlinked from the brain, which is why  a paralysed person can still digest food for example. The term "gut instinct" is not necessarily metaphorical, as people frequently experience emotions as manifesting as a bodily feeling in their gut area. (Does the term "butterflies in my stomach" seem familiar?)

Assuming any root cause traumas have been found and resolved mentally, the next phase is to get the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract back into sequence. If we use the metaphor of a car, a driver could hit a pothole with a car, and then the tracking is out. Hitting the pothole corresponds to the root cause trauma. If the tracking is not fixed as soon as possible, the car is now out of balance, and other secondary causes start happening, tyres wearing unevenly, steering linkages getting stressed etc. If the car has been left for a year without being serviced, all these other secondary consequences have to be resolved also.

New born babies don't arrive in the world with all bodily systems intact and working correctly. Breaths are skipped once in a while. It takes some time for newborn to regulate body temperature, regulate blood pressure. Things like muscle movement, and digestion come later. The unconscious mind trained autonomic nervous system functions, those bodily functions that function at a level below conscious awareness.

Since your subconscious mind has stored all the memories of your life, it also has memories of when the gastrointestinal tract was functioning correctly. It has memories of training your gastrointestinal tract the first time around

Gut specific suggestions are aimed at requiring your subconscious mind to retrain your digestive tract to get back into it's normal rhythm of functioning, so the cells that co-ordinate those muscles can get back in their proper sequence.

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Daniel Madden ADHP MICHP BE
Phone: 085 - 1318344