Hypnosis provides effective treatment for IBS

EurekAlert!, 04/03/2012

Hypnosis can be a highly effective treatment for the bowel disorder IBS. Studies involving a total of 346 patients conducted by researchers showed that hypnotherapy alleviated symptoms in 40 per cent of those affected – and that the improvement is long–term. Around 15 per cent of the Swedish population is thought to suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), symptoms of which include abdominal pain and alteration of bowel habits, as well as abdominal distension and bloating.

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