Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: an audit of one thousand adult patients.

Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2015 May;41(9):844-55. doi: 10.1111/apt.13145. Epub 2015 Mar 4. Hypnotherapy for irritable bowel syndrome: an audit of one thousand adult patients. Miller V1, Carruthers HR, Morris J, Hasan SS, Archbold S, Whorwell PJ. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Gut-focused hypnotherapy improves the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with benefits being sustained for many years. Despite this, the technique has not been widely adopted by healthcare systems, possibly due to relatively small numbers in published studies and uncertainty about how it should be provided. AIM: To review the effect of hypnotherapy in a large cohort of refractory IBS patients. …

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Hypnosis Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Comprehensive Review of the Empirical Evidence.

Am J Clin Hypn. 2015;58(2):134-58. doi: 10.1080/00029157.2015.1039114. Hypnosis Treatment of Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Comprehensive Review of the Empirical Evidence. Palsson OS1. Author information Abstract Hypnotherapy has been investigated for 30 years as a treatment for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. There are presently 35 studies in the published empirical literature, including 17 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that have assessed clinical outcomes of such treatment. This body of research is reviewed comprehensively in this article. Twenty-four of the studies have tested hypnotherapy for adult irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and 5 have focused on IBS or abdominal pain in children. All IBS hypnotherapy studies have …

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