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Is one of the most effective treatments for IBS to date.A public information websiteWhy Consider Hypnosis Treatment for IBS?by Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D.Hypnosis is only one of several approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome and may not be the most suitable option for all patients (click here for discussion of treatment options for IBS). However, hypnosis treatment has some advantages which makes it an attractive option for many IBS sufferers with chronic and severe symptoms:- It is one of the most successful treatment approaches for chronic IBS. The response rate to treatment is 80% and better in most published studies to date. - The treatment often helps individuals who have failed to get improvements with other methods (see for example: Whorwell et al., 1984, 1987; Palsson et al., 1997, 2000).- It is a uniquely comfortable form of treatment; relaxing, easy and generally enjoyable.- It utilizes the healing power of the person's own mind, and is generally completely without negative side effects. - The treatment sometimes results in improvement in other symptoms or problems such as migraine or tension headaches, along with the improvement in IBS symptoms.- The beneficial effects of the treatment last long after the end of the course of treatment. According to research, individuals who improve from hypnosis treatment for IBS can generally look forward to years of reduced bowel symptoms. http://www.ibshypnosis.com/ Hypnotherapy for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders By: Peter J. Whorwell, M.D., University Hospital of South Manchester, England "We recently published an audit of the first 250 patients treated and found that hypnosis not only helps the symptoms of IBS but also significantly improves quality of life.(1) Interestingly, it also relieves the additional symptoms from which so many patients with IBS suffer such as nausea, lethargy, backache, and urinary problems. This is in sharp contrast to the medications currently available for IBS, which often help one or two symptoms if at all. " http://www.aboutibs.org/Publications/hypnosis.html Hypnosis Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome By: Olafur S. Palsson, Psy.D., Research Associate, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://www.aboutibs.org/Publications/HypnosisPalsson.html Overview of Published Research To Date on Hypnosis for IBS http://www.ibshypnosis.com/IBSresearch.html The Effects of Hypnosis on Gastrointestinal Problems http://www.ibsgroup.org/cgi-local/ubbcgi/u...c&f=10&t=001040
 

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Thanks Eric, :love: for the wonderful information on this effective treatment method! Both Eric and I have found relief for IBS symptom reduction using this treatment method through the IBS Audio Program 100 : www.ibsaudioprogram100.com If you are interested in further research in this area, also take a peek at the CBT - Hypnotherapy Forum link below.There are also success stories from some BB members like myself who are among some of the thousands of IBS sufferers who have used the IBS Audio Program,worldwide since 1998, and it can be used right now in the privacy of your own home. The program addresses over 20 IBS symptoms including anxiety.
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Thanks Eric, :love: for the wonderful information on this effective treatment method! Both Eric and I have found relief for IBS symptom reduction using this treatment method through the IBS Audio Program 100 : www.ibsaudioprogram100.com If you are interested in further research in this area, also take a peek at the CBT - Hypnotherapy Forum link below.There are also success stories from some BB members like myself who are among some of the thousands of IBS sufferers who have used the IBS Audio Program,worldwide since 1998, and it can be used right now in the privacy of your own home. The program addresses over 20 IBS symptoms including anxiety.
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FYIZ Gastroenterol 2003 May;41 5:405-12Hauser W.Medizinische Klinik I, Klinikum Saarbrucken gGmbH, Saarbrucken.Hypnosis is one of the oldest remedies against physical diseases and mental disorders of mankind. The term hypnosis is used for the description of a technique as well as for the description of an altered state of consciousness which is induced by this technique. Hypnosis is a scientific tool in psychophysiological studies of gastrointestinal functions secretion, motility, visceral sensitivity and their processing in the central nervous system. Hypnosis is an empirically validated treatment of the irritable bowel syndrome even refractory to medical treatment which is recommended by international expert groups Rome II and the British Society of Gastroenterology." Canadian Psychological Association http://www.cpa.ca/factsheets/IBS.htm "'Imagine your gut as a river...' By Caroline Ryan BBC News Online health staff Patients undergo 12 sessions of hypnotherapy Visualising your digestive system as a river may not seem the most obvious way of treating an illness. " http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3341093.stm IBS � Beyond the Bowel:The Meaning of Co-existing Medical ProblemsOlafur S. Palsson, Psy.D. and William E. Whitehead, Ph.D.UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders"IS IT POSSIBLE TO REDUCE NON-GI SYMPTOMS IN IBS?It is unknown to what degree standard medical treatment for IBS, when successful, alsoresults in improvement in non-GI symptoms. The problem is that most IBS treatmentresearch has not examined how non-IBS symptoms change. Non-IBS symptoms havealso not been a focus of standard IBS treatment. An exception to this is psychologicaltreatment trials for IBS, which sometimes have included general physical symptomquestionnaires among the measures of treatment effects. We, therefore, know from ourtwo studies of hypnosis treatment for IBS(22) as well as from research in England(23) thathypnosis treatment for IBS regularly improves non-GI symptoms substantially in additionto its beneficial effects on bowel symptoms." http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=10;t=001032 CBT and hypnotherapy successes http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=11;t=000017
 

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FYIZ Gastroenterol 2003 May;41 5:405-12Hauser W.Medizinische Klinik I, Klinikum Saarbrucken gGmbH, Saarbrucken.Hypnosis is one of the oldest remedies against physical diseases and mental disorders of mankind. The term hypnosis is used for the description of a technique as well as for the description of an altered state of consciousness which is induced by this technique. Hypnosis is a scientific tool in psychophysiological studies of gastrointestinal functions secretion, motility, visceral sensitivity and their processing in the central nervous system. Hypnosis is an empirically validated treatment of the irritable bowel syndrome even refractory to medical treatment which is recommended by international expert groups Rome II and the British Society of Gastroenterology." Canadian Psychological Association http://www.cpa.ca/factsheets/IBS.htm "'Imagine your gut as a river...' By Caroline Ryan BBC News Online health staff Patients undergo 12 sessions of hypnotherapy Visualising your digestive system as a river may not seem the most obvious way of treating an illness. " http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3341093.stm IBS � Beyond the Bowel:The Meaning of Co-existing Medical ProblemsOlafur S. Palsson, Psy.D. and William E. Whitehead, Ph.D.UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders"IS IT POSSIBLE TO REDUCE NON-GI SYMPTOMS IN IBS?It is unknown to what degree standard medical treatment for IBS, when successful, alsoresults in improvement in non-GI symptoms. The problem is that most IBS treatmentresearch has not examined how non-IBS symptoms change. Non-IBS symptoms havealso not been a focus of standard IBS treatment. An exception to this is psychologicaltreatment trials for IBS, which sometimes have included general physical symptomquestionnaires among the measures of treatment effects. We, therefore, know from ourtwo studies of hypnosis treatment for IBS(22) as well as from research in England(23) thathypnosis treatment for IBS regularly improves non-GI symptoms substantially in additionto its beneficial effects on bowel symptoms." http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=10;t=001032 CBT and hypnotherapy successes http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php...c;f=11;t=000017
 

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BBCHypnotherapy works for bowel pain http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3207972.stm GastroenterologyThe growing case for hypnosis as adjunctive therapy for functional gastrointestinal disorders"This body of research has made hypnosis the most investigated psychologic treatment of IBS. In that regard, it is rivaled only by cognitive-behavioral therapy, which also shows a high success rate and substantial impact on IBS symptoms in some trials.Although some of these studies have been small and inadequate in design, hypnotherapy has emerged from the cumulative experience of this work not only as effective in improving the gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that define IBS but also as a potent way to counter the quality of life impairment, disability, and excess health care costs associated with the disorder. This is most recently shown by the largest systematic assessment to date (250 consecutive patients) of the therapeutic impact of this treatment, reported in 2002 by the Manchester group.3 Based on the more than 50% average reduction in IBS severity, substantial reduction in anxiety and depression, significantly reduced health care costs and improved quality of life noted in this report, and good maintenance of symptom improvement beyond 2 years after treatment, it might be argued that hypnotherapy is more effective than any other single treatment modality for severe IBS. In the present issue of GASTROENTEROLOGY, the Manchester group again presents a controlled trial of hypnotherapy, this time targeting functional dyspepsia (FD). The design closely parallels the group's 1984 controlled trial1 for IBS. As in that study, patients were randomized to either hypnotherapy or to an equal amount of supportive psychotherapy combined with placebo medication. However, the present study added a second side-by-side control group of patients randomized to standard medical treatment. The hypnosis intervention used in this study is also largely identical in form and in content to what the Manchester group has used for many years for IBS, with some relatively small modifications to address FD symptoms. The impact on FD from the hypnotherapy reported in their article closely mirrors the benefits of hypnosis seen for IBS. The mean reductions in symptoms were about the same as for IBS3 (59%) and continued to improve after treatment, reaching a remarkable average of 73% reduction in severity at 1-year follow-up (in contrast with the comparison groups). Greater decreases in medication use and improvement of quality of life after hypnotherapy were noted in this trial. As in the treatment of IBS, the therapeutic effects are generally well preserved at long-term follow-up. http://www.julies-story.org/med-upd/ibsibd/hypnosis.htm
 

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BBCHypnotherapy works for bowel pain http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3207972.stm GastroenterologyThe growing case for hypnosis as adjunctive therapy for functional gastrointestinal disorders"This body of research has made hypnosis the most investigated psychologic treatment of IBS. In that regard, it is rivaled only by cognitive-behavioral therapy, which also shows a high success rate and substantial impact on IBS symptoms in some trials.Although some of these studies have been small and inadequate in design, hypnotherapy has emerged from the cumulative experience of this work not only as effective in improving the gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that define IBS but also as a potent way to counter the quality of life impairment, disability, and excess health care costs associated with the disorder. This is most recently shown by the largest systematic assessment to date (250 consecutive patients) of the therapeutic impact of this treatment, reported in 2002 by the Manchester group.3 Based on the more than 50% average reduction in IBS severity, substantial reduction in anxiety and depression, significantly reduced health care costs and improved quality of life noted in this report, and good maintenance of symptom improvement beyond 2 years after treatment, it might be argued that hypnotherapy is more effective than any other single treatment modality for severe IBS. In the present issue of GASTROENTEROLOGY, the Manchester group again presents a controlled trial of hypnotherapy, this time targeting functional dyspepsia (FD). The design closely parallels the group's 1984 controlled trial1 for IBS. As in that study, patients were randomized to either hypnotherapy or to an equal amount of supportive psychotherapy combined with placebo medication. However, the present study added a second side-by-side control group of patients randomized to standard medical treatment. The hypnosis intervention used in this study is also largely identical in form and in content to what the Manchester group has used for many years for IBS, with some relatively small modifications to address FD symptoms. The impact on FD from the hypnotherapy reported in their article closely mirrors the benefits of hypnosis seen for IBS. The mean reductions in symptoms were about the same as for IBS3 (59%) and continued to improve after treatment, reaching a remarkable average of 73% reduction in severity at 1-year follow-up (in contrast with the comparison groups). Greater decreases in medication use and improvement of quality of life after hypnotherapy were noted in this trial. As in the treatment of IBS, the therapeutic effects are generally well preserved at long-term follow-up. http://www.julies-story.org/med-upd/ibsibd/hypnosis.htm
 
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