We have known for a while that the allergies that we have, have psychological triggers. Several triggers of an allergic reaction or an asthma attack could be psychological in nature and it could be the mind’s reaction to a stressor or a situation that could bring it about.
According to Professor Roland Valori, editor of Frontline Gastroenterology, stress and anxiety are two major contributors to gastrointestinal problems. The professor has gone on to study and examine the possible use of hypnotherapy in easing the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. He has claimed that the hypnotic therapy was seen to have improved the symptoms of 90% of his patients significantly.
According to Valori, being hypnotized helps put the mind in a relaxed state. This helps to ease stress and anxiety, which can in turn help reduce the symptoms of IBS. IBS is characterized by an overly sensitive gastrointestinal or digestive tract.
Symptoms include discomfort and pain in the abdomen, change in bowel movements and bloating. Though dietary measures could ease the situation they are only temporary fixes. IBS can be not only an uncomfortable situation; it can often also be embarrassing. Valori claims that hypnotherapy can help clear up the symptoms completely, which may sound very promising to sufferers.