Hypnosis Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Effects on Bowel Symptoms and Well Being.


  •   donderdag 1 november 2018

The Evidence

For over 40 years, hypnotherapy has been tested as a treatment for gastrointestinal disorders (37 studies), and IBS specifically (26 studies reported in 24 published papers). All 26 studies that used hypnotherapy to treat IBS in adults reported improvement in gastrointestinal symptoms. Among these studies, 11 were conducted in adults with IBS as randomized controlled trials (RCTs), which are the gold standard in assessing clinical outcomes. Taken together, the research shows that for a large proportion of patients that do not respond to standard medical approaches, hypnotherapy is very effective in reducing IBS symptoms for an extended period of time…

Hypnosis Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
Effects on Bowel Symptoms and Well Being. 

Olafur S. Palsson, PsyD

 

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