IBS: Information for irritable bowel syndrome patients
NICE IBS Guidelines February 2008
Patients. If you are considering hypnotherapy / CBT for IBS. Ask your doctor if he / she will fund your treatment. The NICE Guidelines for IBS allow doctors to pay for hypnosis / CBT for IBS treatment after 12 months of non effective drug therapy.
"RECOMMENDATION: Referral for psychological interventions (cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT], hypnotherapy and/or psychological therapy) should be considered for people with IBS who do not respond to Pharmacological treatments after 12 months and who develop a continuing symptom profile (described as refractory IBS)"
Irritable bowel syndrome: full guideline Page 465 of 554
This section gives an overview of what IBS is and what the digestive system is and is not doing to create the presenting symptoms.
There is plenty the IBS patient can do to help themselves, and to find information and support, this section gives some ideas. Click here to find immediate support from therapists and CD or MP3 downloads
IBS Audio Program 60 for Children. Home use hypnosis program from Michael Mahoney autor of the acclaimed IBS Audio Program 100 for adults.
This home use audio program was developed specifically for IBS in adults, dealing with the physical symptoms and the emotional symptoms of IBS. It was years in the making, available since 1998 is it used by IBS sufferers in 43 countries. From one of the leading clinical hypnotherapists in his field.
About the malfunction of the digestion, gut sensitivity, trigger foods and the brain gut response.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome cannot be self diagnosed, always have your conditon diagnosed by a medical professional.
IBS review and diet and a link to other therapies which may help the ibs patient.
IBS faqs. What is IBS, how does it start, is it just physical and other quesitons regarding ibs. Useful high level overview in layman terms about the importance of the emotional aspects of IBS.
Being prepared for your meeting with your chosen therapist will save time and bring and clear structure to your meeting. Be prepared to ask questions and get answers. The therapist is there to help you where thy can.
Current IBS articles news and current thinking on ibs treatment and research.
A selection of links to other sites, suggested books and other supporting materials.