Hypnotherapy helps for IBS.
'We advocate that hypnotherapy become the treatment of choice in children with persisting complaints of either functional abdominal pain or IBS in whom first-line therapies such as education and dietary advice have failed,' Dr Arine M Vlieger of St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, and colleagues conclude in a report in the journal Gastroenterology.
People with IBS suffer chronic discomfort with cramping, diarrhoea or constipation.
The causes of IBS are unclear and there has been debate whether it is mostly due to psychological factors or biological triggers, or perhaps a combination of these.
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|Title Annotation:||International; irritable bowel syndrome|
|Publication:||CME: Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2008|
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