Just what is Medical Hypnosis anyway?
Medical Hypnosis is a psychological treatment combined with the practice of hypnosis
The process involves guiding you into a relaxed state so the therapist can then communicate with your subconscious mind to make suggestions relevant to your symptoms. The most common consensus as to how Medical Hypnosis works today is that the minds’ state of consciousness is altered.
The left side of your brain (responsible for analysis, logic and synthesis of information) is subdued, while the right hemisphere of your brain (responsible for intuitive, nonverbal processing) becomes enhanced – making it much more accessible for your therapist to reach the subconscious.
While under hypnosis, you are still able to talk, listen and make rational judgements of your own. Hypnosis does not force you to do anything you would not do while conscious.
By accessing the subconscious, your therapist can then place new, healthier thought patterns to help you regain control of your life and live in balance and harmony with your Self.
“All disease begins in the gut”. Hippocrates
While under hypnosis, you are still able to talk, listen and make rational judgements of your own. Hypnosis does not force you to do anything you would not do while conscious. Under hypnosis – a vast opportunity exists to be able to alter your behaviour and emotional or physical states by releasing or reprogramming old thought patterns and beliefs that are deeply ingrained within your subconscious mind. Your guy microbiota may factor into development risk of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as ADHD, schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
.With a wide variety of factors that can easily wreak havoc on gut health, it may seem difficult to regain gut balance and optimal health. Having the correct gut health balance helps your body build stronger immune systems and improved mental health.
Currently, one in five Australians experience IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. More women than men are prone to IBS, and symptoms usually first occur in early adulthood. The cause of IBS is still unknown, but environmental factors including routine changes, emotional stress, illness and diet can trigger IBS attacks. The symptoms of IBS can be distressing or inconvenient, but IBS does not cause any permanent bowel damage or result in other serious diseases and can be treated.
Symptoms of IBS
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- Abdominal bloating
- Constipation or diarrhoea
- More common during menstruation or times of elevated stress
Episodes of IBS can be triggered by infections, stress, intolerance to foods, hormonal factors including menstruation or reactions to particular medications. The main feature of IBS is abdominal pain that is accompanied by a change in bowel habits.
Common factors that trigger IBS:
Infection and illness
IBS can be triggered by episodes of gastroenteritis that can result in persistent bowel symptoms, even after the virus has been destroyed. Up to 25% of IBS problems are likely caused by this factor.
Occasionally, people can have adverse reactions to foods that do not agree with their bodies’ natural balance. Dairy and processed foods quite commonly trigger IBS.
Are you eating enough fibre? Low-fibre diets are a contributing factor towards IBS. Spicy foods can also trigger the same symptoms.
Strong, overwhelming emotions including anxiety and stress can affect bowel nerves in susceptible people.
Sometimes unavoidable if prescribed, certain medications including antibiotics, painkillers and antacids can cause adverse reactions within your body and trigger IBS.
Diet tips to manage IBS:
- Eat foods high in fibre, and meet at least your minimum recommended daily fibre intake
- Eat less IBS triggering foods including onion, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, dried beans, lentils and cauliflower.
- Reduce consumption of foods with lactose and sugars including milk, yoghurt and ice cream.
- Drink less alcohol.
- Avoid artificial sweeteners.
Managing IBS Symptoms include:
- Changing your lifestyle and diet
- Changing medication that may be triggering IBS
- Focusing on maintaining healthy eating patterns, and reducing IBS triggering foods
- Addressing any overwhelming emotions that may be triggering IBS including stress, anxiety and depression.
IBS is usually diagnosed based on your individual medical history and symptoms. It is essential to have a doctor who will explain and help you understand your condition and collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan that will relieve your IBS suffering.
Utilising Medical Hypnosis and energy healing to treat your IBS symptoms is an effective method to rebalance your body’s natural balance.
Our clinic offers a specialised treatment package targeting the core issues of IBS and includes 5 x 1hour sessions to resolve issues affecting the connection between mind and gut health. The first session addressed your medical diagnosis details and symptoms, and any medications or alternative supplements you take.
We also look at the following areas:
- If you are experiencing any excess stress or anxiety
- Any emotions, pain or trauma you may be holding onto
- Addictions to unhealthy foods or food cravings
- Excess use of alcohol, or smoking tendencies
- If you tend to hold onto anger
The next consequential four sessions are targeted towards re-programming the mind and dissolving pain that upsets the balance of your gut health. By learning to believe in health, self-love and motivation, each session can take you to a place of rebalancing and healing.
By adding Medical Hypnosis treatments to balance out your emotions and balance your gut symptoms, you’ll have made the first steps towards achieving a healthier, happier body
Our team are happy to collaborate with both traditional and alternative medical professionals to resolve your gut health.
It is essential to seek professional advice for the management of IBS symptoms immediately. Contact Energy Healing Melbourne today for more advice or assistance and take the first step towards getting your life – and your health – back on track.
Ulcerative Colitis is one of two major types of inflammatory bowel disease which causes the bowel to become inflamed. It is a completely different condition to that of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Ulcerative Colitis is a long-term and chronic condition that can randomly flare up throughout life. Many people with Ulcerative Colitis feel normal or well most of the time with no symptoms, which is when the disease is in remission. The cause of this condition is not known, although triggers for the flare-ups can include infections, stress, medicines, and diet.
Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis include:
- Abdominal pain or cramps
- Constantly feeling that one needs to relieve themselves
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Blood, mucus or pus in stools
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
Other symptoms that can arise include:
- Skin problems
- Mouth ulcers
- Joint pains and aches
- Eye problems
- Liver disease
Who is at risk?
Ulcerative Colitis targets people of any age, but most commonly recorded is between 15 years and 30 years. Another slight peak in diagnosis occurs between 50 and 70 years of age. The disease is fairly uncommon with children, and it can have extremely severe effects in adults when left untreated. Having a family member with this condition also increases your risk of developing the disease.
What causes it?
It is still unknown as to what causes Ulcerative Colitis; however certain factors play a role in the increased risk of developing this condition:
- Bacteria and virus
- Immune system defects
- Environmental factors
Often difficult to diagnose due to symptoms being similar in nature to IBS, most people suffering from Ulcerative Colitis would require a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to effectively confirm the diagnosis. Blood tests are also necessary to determine if you have mineral deficiencies or anaemia, or if there is currently inflammation in your body.
Treatments for Ulcerative Colitis can include:
- Medication to reduce flare-ups.
- Steroid medications
- Medications that reduce hyperactivity of the immune system
- Corrective surgery in severe cases
Food allergies and diet do not cause Ulcerative Colitis, however adjusting your diet can help manage and reduce some of the symptoms. Close attention to your diet is required, as people suffering this condition usually have malnutrition.
It is imperative that you seek consultation and receive treatment for Ulcerative Colitis as soon as practical, to avoid this condition progressing into a more severe stage requiring a surgical outcome.