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Hypnotherapy And Watertherapy For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 29, 2008
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be treated effectively through some 'Do It Yourself' type natural treatments. Try the following natural treatments to cure IBS yourself.

1. Drink a cup of slippery elm tea every morning and every night is one of the best Natural Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Elm tea soothes colon tissues. As an alternative, you can use slippery elm powder also.

2. Give a gentle rub of one-tablespoon olive oil mixed with one tablespoon of lobelia oil for 15 minutes to tummy. It will relax muscles and will reduce the bloating problems and pain. Massage the tummy in clockwise direction and inhale deeply.

3. Regularly perform deep breath exercises at least 4- 5 times a day is also considered one of the effective Natural Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These exercises reduce stress and make abdominal muscles more strong. Inhale deeply expanding the belly not the chest.

4. Drink peppermint tea daily in between your meals and drink at least 7- 8 glasses of pure water.

5. Take some probiotics like acidophilus lactose free milk or other acidophilus drinks with your meals.

6. Take partly hydroginated guar gum along with diets. This reduces constipation problems and increases essential bacteria in intestines.

7. Sprinkle some Cinnamon on the food. This improves digestion, lowers cholesterol and prevent diarrhea.

8. Aroma therapy has also been proved an effective Natural Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Lavender, lemon or jasmine, etc are good options that can be used in candle, scented disc or bath oil form. These scents help to reduce mental stresses.

Hypnotherapy is cost effective, safe, comfortable and non-intrusive way to cure IBS. Hypnotherapy can be used with other mainstream treatments based on medicines.

If conducted correctly, Hypnotherapy improves confidence and self-esteem. Hypnotherapy also helps the patient in self-improvement and routine management by changing negative thoughts for positive ones. Hypnotherapy treatment is effective even if it is administered in groups. Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome delivers long lasting effects by reducing health care costs and various mental as well as physical disabilities. Hypnotherapy is different from cognitive therapy. Hypnotherapy helps in reducing extra weight, reducing pains, quitting smoking, overcoming phobias and reducing mental stresses or anxiety.

Generally, while having Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 8 to 12 Hypnosis sessions are conducted on weekly or on alternate week basis. Each session lasts for 30-45 minutes. Patients are told about some simple hypnosis exercises in addition to stipulated sessions with clinicians. Hypnotherapy deals with most of the causes of IBS while common drugs available in the market take care of some specific causes. Some studies have shown that women respond better to Hypnotherapy treatment rather than men.

During Hypnotherapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS patients control their actions themselves and feel themselves in deep relaxing state. When the patients feel relaxed, therapist make some positive suggestions just like to place hands over abdomen and to imagine healing warmth being transferred from hands to stomach.

If you don't have time to join regular session of Hypnotherapy, get some CDs that are easily available at Hypnotherapy centers.

Water therapy makes it easy for the accumulated contents in the stomach to pass through the bowels. Water therapy reduces discomfort and pain you feel while suffering with IBS.

Water Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome diminishes constipation problems by softening the stool. The water also helps to add bulk to stools aiding peristalsis that reduces the chances of muscle spasms and abdominal cramps. Water Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome binds irritants, dilutes toxic wastes in the GI tract, maintains correct intestinal flora balance and brings oxygen to muscle tissues; thus improving the functioning of digestive system and keeping gastrointestinal muscles tone at normal level. Presence of adequate quantity of water in the body helps to combat the problems associates with dehydration.

Water Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome should be used only as supplement for other IBS treatments because water therapy becomes more effective in conjunction with treatments like intake of fiber-rich diets.

Drinking water in a right way purifies entire body system and renders the colons more effective and intestines become more active. After getting up in the morning, drink 1.50 liters (6-7 glass) water. During initial stage, drink four glass of water in one go and after 2-3 minutes drink the remaining water. This kind of water therapy treatment is also known as 'Usha Paana Chikitsa'.
About the Author
By Ramesh Kuwadia I am a N.D. and M.D. in Alternate Therapies. I have treated and helped many people with various ailments like fever, back pain, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, frozen shoulder, asthma, stress, headache, migraines, sinus, diabetes and much more... To get more information on natural treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome visit http://www.ibs-cures-exposed.com
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