Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Hypnotherapy may ease IBS symptoms

  • Comment

Hypnotherapy is effective for easing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and may clear up symptoms altogether, claims a gastroenterology specialist.

In a BMJ podcast debate on the condition, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital gastroenterologist Dr Roland Valori said dietary measures did not tackle the root cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms – an overly sensitised gut – while hypnotherapy could.

His experience of using hypnotherapy in 100 IBS patients showed it significantly improved symptoms in 90 per cent of them and stopped symptoms altogether in 40 per cent.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs