Hypnosis for IBS, Heartburn & Digestive Issues?
by Dan Pickel, Certified Hypnotist
Hypnosis provides relief for many physical issues. People have used hypnosis for centuries, prior to the development of pharmaceutical drugs, for any manner of aches, pains and ailments. The mind/body connection is so strong, that hypnosis has been successfully used for surgeries, amputations and the healing of physical disease.
The cells of our stomach are riddled with nerve endings, more nerve endings in fact than in our spinal cord. It is for this reason that our stomach is sometimes referred to as a second brain. And it is for this reason that our stomach is often times the first sensory, physical system to alert us of mental or environmental discomfort. And with the stress many of us endure, it is little wonder why our digestive system suffers such ill effects. We’ve all heard or said such things as… “I have a knot in my stomach.” “I felt like I had been punched in the gut!” “It was gut wrenching!” In fact, it is estimated that around 85% of our well-being is determined by how we feel in relation to our stomach and digestive system.
Hypnosis sooths the mind and in turn soothes the Enteric Nervous system that runs from the brain to the stomach. With the Enteric Nervous system being soothed, the stomach is irritated less often. And while we don’t know the exact mechanics of how the mind works to heal the body, this lack of knowledge hasn’t stopped hypnosis from providing relief to thousands of people suffering from all manner of digestive issues, from constipation to heartburn.
Using guided imagery and the power of the mind, there is practically no end to the ways you can help your gut and live a healthier life.
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