May 2008 - Mind/Body News: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Back to Newsletter
If you’ve been troubled by Irritable Bowel Syndrome you’re among good company. Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common gastrointestinal diagnosis worldwide, where prevalence in some populations is reported as high as 30%.
If you suffer from the following symptoms, you may have IBS:
- Abdominal pain
From a holistic perspective, there is always an emotional root cause behind all physical conditions, and if you clear the emotional root cause and change your habits through eating healthier, you will find your symptoms will greatly improve.
Below is a wonderful snippet on the emotions behind Irritable Bowel Syndrome from, “Your Body Speaks Your Mind”, by Deb Shapiro.
“Irritable Bowel Syndrome creates severe abdominal pain, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea. This condition is not so much a problem with the intestines as with the nerves causing the muscles to contract and spasm. Anxiety and emotional stress are undoubtedly a major cause, as are depression and feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and inadequacy.
As a child you may have learned to clench your abdomen when under stress, and this is still a natural reflex, causing the muscles to spasm. Alternatively, this is where you hold hidden fears and concerns, creating distortion of the muscles. There may be intense fear, a lack of confidence, or the nervousness that arises when confronting unknown situations. Relationships also affect the colon, especially issues to do with intimacy and security.
Body/Mind Dialogue: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- What part of you is getting twisted – perhaps with fear of anxiety?
- What do you need to do to straighten this part, to unravel the twists or release the tension?
- What stress needs to be released?”
If you are troubled with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or know someone who is, hypnosis is a highly effective way of releasing the emotional stressful causes creating the condition. Meditation, self-hypnosis and yoga can be hugely helpful to at least control the stress that exacerbates this condition. In addition, you can learn more about a natural remedy that is particularly beneficial to all intestinal/digestive issues. It’s called Holy Tea.
Back to Newsletter