GUT DIRECTED HYPNOTHERAPY: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Microbiota-Brain-Gut Health, Indigestion, Metabolic Discomfort
Our gut-brain axis communicates through a combination of chemical and electrical signals released from our brain and passes through the nervous system. When the signal between the brain and the nervous system is impaired – one area that gets affected is our gut. Though the main sites of human microbial colonization are the skin, the airways, the urogenital tract, the eyes, and the GI tract, most of our microbial inhabitants reside in the gut.
The miscommunication that our gut receives might result in indigestion, metabolic discomfort, the overall environmental health of our microbiota, where irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder with brain-gut-microbiome alterations.
Factors that affect our whole digestive system would consist of: our genetics, mode of delivery at birth, our diet, the environment we are in – physical, mental, and spiritual, our levels of exercise, medications we take, our microbiome health, how well we sleep, and the largest player of them all – stress – conscious or unconscious stress. Emotional and physiological stress influences our gut microbiome, where underlying stress can impact the growth of necessary microorganisms facilitated by prebiotic or dietary fibers.
Gut Directed Hypnotherapy is an adjunct to your current medical treatment. As each individual is different, symptoms of discomfort might consist of:
- Abdominal cramps
- Belly pain
- Feeling like BM isn’t finished
The quality of life is affected to various degrees – feeling anxious when the need for the toilet begins while out and about, whether one will get to the toilet in time, nervous of symptoms striking at wrong place wrong time, hesitant to eat while out and about should something in the food trigger.
Improvement of quality of life and signs of physical distress can be addressed through gut directive hypnotherapy.
Jo Nontakorn, CMS-CHt