Hypnotherapy help in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
To such conclusion experts from Utrecht University on the basis of randomination controlled trial published in the Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
Through the scientific work of doctors tested the effectiveness of individual and group hypnotherapy.
The doctors analyzed data of 354 people aged 18 to 65 years with irritable bowel syndrome. Participants were divided into three groups: the first (150) attended a 45-minute hypnotherapy sessions twice a week for Crescent; the second (150) — group sessions; and the third educational seminars on IBS.
During the sessions, hypnotherapists used methods of positive visualization. They also presented the participants of CDs, which allowed them to practice hypnosis techniques on their own in 15-20 minutes on a daily basis.
The researchers asked participants to fill out questionnaires, which included the following issues: description, symptom of IBS, quality of life, spending on health care and how often they had to miss work because of the state.
Scientists have found that people with IBS who took part in hypnotherapy, whether individual or group sessions experienced improvement of symptoms, in comparison with participants from the third group. Moreover, the effect was fixed at nine months.
“We don’t know exactly how hypnotherapy works, but maybe it’s changing the mentality of patients and the mechanisms of the internal overcome, allowing increased control over the autonomic processes of the body, said the study’s lead author Karl flick (Flik Carla).
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