Over the last decade, scientists have speculated that our intestinal linings contain certain cells that are exactly the same molecular structure as brain cells. From there, the scientists make the logical and seemingly feasible assumption that our guts act as a second brain in the body, even dispensing orders and signals to other cells.

Gut instinct, indeed.

A study published last year in the American Journal of Gastroenterology gives credence to the “second-brain” nature of the gut—and, perhaps even more surprisingly, the study gives some major props to the healing power of hypnotherapy.

Ulcerative Colitis Hypnotherapy

End the pain with just one session of Hypnotherapy

Forget the hypnotist at the county fair. British researchers have shown that one 50-minute hypnosis session can significantly reduce the inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis in the colon and rectum, which is as disruptive to quality of life as it sounds with abdominal pain and chronic diarrhoea. In the study, admittedly small, the researchers administered a 50-minute session of “gut-focused” hypnotherapy to 17 patients with ulcerative colitis. The hypnotherapy was designed to reduce inflammation and encourage relaxation. A control group of eight patients with colitis were allowed to listen to music of their choice as their “therapy.”

After the 50 minutes, the researchers measured a marker of inflammation, IL-6, through blood tests. The patients undergoing hypnotherapy dropped their IL-6 by more than 50 percent. Individuals in the control group enjoyed no change in IL-6 measurements. Moreover, other chemical markers of inflammation were further reduced in the hypnotherapy group and unchanged among the control participants. What impressed the researchers is that one “short” hypnotherapy session made such a big impact. While they didn’t speculate on just why or how hypnosis clears inflammation—they were in agreement it actually worked.
Previous research shows that hypnosis can improve quality of life and symptoms for individuals with ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. The British scientists did suggest that perhaps hypnotherapy helps all three conditions because all three are subject to fluctuation and worsening of symptoms due to psychological stress. Hypnotherapy can potentially remedy those flare-ups without drugs.
Cited in the Alternative health Journal

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a type of  therapy that uses hypnosis, which is an altered state of consciousness. Contrary to myth and popular belief at no time during the session are you in a trance or unaware of your surroundings, instead you are in a very relaxed state of mind.

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