Hypnosis may be of benefit in IBS

Gut-directed hypnotherapy delivered by psychologists for the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) appears as effective in group or individual sessions, potentially offering a more accessible treatment option. A Dutch study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, randomised 354 adults with IBS to fortnightly, 45-minute individual hypnotherapy sessions, 60-minute group sessions or education and ...

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