Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) encompasses two conditions called Crohns Disease and Colitis, or Ulcerative Colitis. These conditions are organic diseases causing inflammation of the bowel and for which there is no known cause or cure.
IBD varies from one person to another depending on the area and amount of the gastrointestinal tract that is affected by the condition. Symptoms range from mild to severe, both impinging on the lives of people living with the condition.
Due to the inflammatory nature of both Crohns and Colitis, anything that has an affect on the gastrointestinal tract can exacerbate the inflammation and have long-term implications on the disease.
The brain-gut axis plays a crucial role in the overall physical and emotional state of your gastrointestinal tract. Unlike Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBD is an organic disease, however, the same principles apply when treating the symptoms through hypnotherapy. Gut Directed Hypnotherapy calms inflammation of the bowel and allows you to gain a level of control over the functioning of your digestive system.