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Can Hypnotherapy Have a Positive Impact on Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Recent reviews also support these claims, and suggest hypnotherapy can improve quality of life for those with IBD

In a recent review of existing medical literature on hypnotherapy for IBD, hypnotherapy approaches for functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), as well as gut-focused hypnotherapy (GHT) approaches in IBD studies were examined. Collectively, it was found that hypnotherapy can help to reduce IBD-related pain and inflammation, as well as to improve quality of life in adults with IBD.
Based on past and current findings, scientific evidence has found that hypnotherapy, given over weeks or months, may benefit individuals with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by helping to alleviate symptoms such as abdominal pain and inflammation. Used in combination with other forms of therapy, hypnotherapy may also prove valuable in combating behavioral and psychological issues.