Hypnotherapy can help people with IBD manage stress
Patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis often report that their symptoms worsen with stress and anxiety. When your body is under stress, all the blood goes from your digestive system into the major muscles, triggering a “fight or flight” response. When this happens, you lose your ability to think reasonably and logically. Your immune system may also be affected, leading to digestive problems and sleep deprivation. The “fight or flight” response protects your body from harm, but nowadays, dealing with stress from ill health can be detrimental. So, how is it possible to change your response to stress while dealing with IBD?
Hypnotherapy works by changing your perception to stress through communication with your subconscious. It brings about a state of calmness by lessening your body’s overactive state. This, in turn, helps to release your stress and to keep your Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis symptoms under control.