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The effectiveness of hypnosis therapy for spastic colon problem

According to an article published on WebMD, some studies confirmed that there is a link between the mind and the symptoms of IBS. Other studies also found that the mind therapy with hypnosis may work effectively in treating and improving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.


A study (involved about 55 women and 20 men who took about 5 to 7.5 hours of hypnotherapy over a 3-month period) found that most participants got an improvement of overall physical health for about 16 percent, and an improvement of emotional quality of life for about 30 percent.

Another research (involved about 135 participants with irritable bowel syndrome who took 12 weekly one-hour for hypnotherapy that more focused to relief troubles associated with spastic colon) found that most participants got 52 percent improvement of their physical symptoms.

How about herbs?

Herbs are also quite popular in treating IBS naturally. One of them is peppermint!

The not-relaxed muscles of colon are one of major causes that can lead to abdominal pain and diarrhea in people with spastic colon. The use of peppermint is purposed to help relax these muscles, but does it actually work?

According to a Mayo Clinic research, peppermint may help relax the muscles of colon but it also increases the risk of heartburn. So it’s recommended to take it with enteric-coated capsules.

For more advice, talk to an herbalist with has NCCAOM certification. NCCAOM stands for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

But discuss with your doctor first, because there is a chance for the herb to interact with other medications you’re taking!

Probiotics for spastic colon

Probiotics is a kind of treatment that uses good bacteria (natural bacteria that live in the gut) to help improve your colon health. The idea is based on the lack of good bacteria in people with intestinal disorders. But before taking this option, some experts recommend a FODMAPS approach.


How about the effectiveness of this alternative treatment? The answer varies. Some find that it help improve their IBS symptoms, while others don’t.

The effectiveness of acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome

NIH or the National Institutes of Health has confirmed that acupuncture can help treat a chronic pain. But for IBS, the effectiveness of acupuncture is still debatable.

Acupuncture therapy uses some needles to stimulate electromagnetic signals once they inserted into the skin. These signals may help carry more pain-killing chemicals.

It may relax the muscle spasms and help the bowel function in people with IBS. But according to the American College of Gastroenterology, the effectiveness of this alternative therapy is less effective than expected. Overall, most experts believe that acupuncture can be one of choices, but it doesn’t work for anyone!

Furthermore, the use of this therapy is just for complementary treatment.


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