Gastro-Intestinal Disorders

  • GID’s or more commonly, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are collective terms for functional bowel disorders characterized by mild to severe abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits. The gut (as a whole meaning the complete digestive tract from the stomach onward) has been shown to be the most receptive organ in the body to stress. Therefore, stresses or worries about work, home life, relationships and so on can have an effect on the gut. As hypnosis is first and foremost a heightened, natural state of relaxation, so the obvious advantages can be seen in using hypnosis to assist with such disorders. However, IBS can be caused by many other diseases/complaints of the bowel, therefore, care must be taken to ensure that proper investigative procedures by a GP have been carried out in the first instance.