“Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition of the digestive system. It can cause bouts of stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.”
NHS Choices Website – March 2013
Hypnotherapy for IBS
Listed as a recommended treatment by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), hypnotherapy has been shown to have a 75 to 90% long term success rate.
Dr Peter Whorwell was perhaps the first to properly exploit and study the effectiveness of Hypnotherapy as a treatment for IBS when setting up a Centre at the Withington Hospital in Manchester. More locally Dr Roland Valori, Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and editor of Frontline Gastroenterology, said of the first 100 of his patients treated with hypnotherapy, symptoms improved significantly for nine out of ten of them.