Got gut troubles? Some are trying hypnosis to treat digestive problems
11:23 PM, Jun 7, 2018
8:12 AM, Jun 8, 2018
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - If you think hypnosis is mainly used to put volunteers in a trance to entertain an audience, think again. More doctors are using hypnotherapy to treat patients with stomach problems.
“Some of the symptoms that I was experiencing were abdominal pain, diarrhea,” said John Martin.
Martin was having stomach issues that wouldn’t go away.
After trying medical treatments and talk therapy, Martin decided to get hypnotherapy as a last resort.
Hypnotherapy is now being used to treat many digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and heartburn.
At least one study involving IBS reported an 80% success rate.