Stress, Irritable Bowel and hypnotherapy, what have these got in common?

Hypnotherapy has been found to be of immense help to people who are suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Many people found their condition improved even after the first session of hypnotherapy.

We are now discovering that using hypnotherapy to help reduce Irritable Bowel also has many other health advantages. For instance a recent study found that when a person is under stress that this causes physical changes that contribute to physical dis-ease and affects the immune system.

Exposure to stress led to changes in composition, diversity and number of gut microorganisms, according to scientists from The Ohio State University.

The bacterial communities in the intestine became less diverse, and had greater numbers of potentially harmful bacteria. ScienceDaily (Mar. 22, 2011)

Stress can change the balance of bacteria that naturally live in the gut, according to research published this month in the journal Brain, Behaviour, and Immunity.

“Written by: Katherine Ferris, Clinical Hypnotherapist”

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