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Syl

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Loc: SK, CANADA
Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes
      09/01/10 08:05 AM

Cure is a strong word. It means that the treatment removed all signs of the disease forever. For example, taking an antibiotic for a bacterial infection that is completely eradicated is a cure. On the other hand taking insulin is not a cure for diabetes, it is a treatment that removes symptoms of the disease for the time being. Similarly, taking blood pressure medication to control high blood pressure isn't a cure either.

You likely have seen claims of hypnosis being a cure in the news and even on this web site. For example, in the adverts for the gut directed hypnosis section of the web site you see "Gut-Directed Hypnosis Called A "Cure!"" and in the library section you see a reference to an 2007 news report that European physicians at the Digestive Diseases Week conference claimed "Hypnotherapy Called a Cure for Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome". In this instance they defined a cure as 85% of individuals had significant reduction (not 100% disappearance) in symptoms after one year. The interesting thing is that when these results were published in the peer-reviewed internationally renowed journal Gastroenterology the notion of a cure was not mentioned. It appears that the reviewers were dissatisfied with the notion that hypnosis could be called a cure for IBS.

Perhaps hypnotherapy can produce remission of a IBS symptoms in some individuals for a period of time. To the best of my knowledge there have been any studies that have looked at the life time effects of hypnosis on IBS. Also, reading postings in the hypnosis section of the board it is not unusual for individuals that have had good success to return some time later and report that the IBS symptoms are back.

The use of the word "cure" and "IBS" in the same sentence is perhaps a bit too strong of a claim. Hopefully someday there will be a cure but I am not optimistic. There is no doubt that gut directed hypnosis is an excellent tool for managing IBS symptoms for some individuals.

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* Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes capricorn1942 07/19/10 05:23 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes CellSalts_Work   08/30/10 10:36 PM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes Syl   08/31/10 05:03 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes capricorn1942   08/31/10 06:55 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes Syl   08/31/10 07:45 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes CellSalts_Work   08/31/10 11:05 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes Syl   08/31/10 12:27 PM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes CellSalts_Work   08/31/10 02:03 PM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes Syl   08/31/10 02:48 PM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes CellSalts_Work   09/01/10 01:24 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes Syl   09/01/10 08:05 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes CellSalts_Work   09/01/10 08:23 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes kem   07/20/10 10:16 PM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes Allisonmary   07/20/10 11:03 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes shawneric   07/22/10 08:24 PM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes capricorn1942   07/23/10 06:50 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes capricorn1942   07/23/10 01:27 PM
. * Syl, Shawneric and anyone else who wants to comment capricorn1942   07/24/10 06:37 AM
. * Re: Syl, Shawneric and anyone else who wants to comment shawneric   07/24/10 10:23 AM
. * Re: Syl, Shawneric and anyone else who wants to comment Syl   07/24/10 07:33 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes shawneric   07/23/10 12:15 PM
. * Comment & a question Syl   07/23/10 01:47 PM
. * Re: Comment & a question shawneric   07/24/10 10:04 AM
. * Re: Comment & a question capricorn1942   07/24/10 10:36 AM
. * Re: Comment & a question shawneric   07/24/10 11:40 AM
. * Re: Comment & a question Syl   07/24/10 11:29 AM
. * Re: Comment & a question Syl   07/24/10 10:28 AM
. * Re: Comment & a question shawneric   07/24/10 11:53 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes Syl   07/23/10 06:54 AM
. * Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Brain capricorn1942   07/28/10 02:41 AM
. * Re: Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Brain Syl   07/28/10 07:15 AM
. * Pain is amplified by the Brain capricorn1942   07/28/10 08:17 AM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain Syl   07/28/10 08:29 AM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain shawneric   07/28/10 10:39 AM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain Syl   07/28/10 10:44 AM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain shawneric   07/28/10 11:24 AM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain Syl   07/28/10 12:12 PM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain shawneric   07/28/10 01:28 PM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain shawneric   07/29/10 10:17 AM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain Syl   07/29/10 11:36 AM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain shawneric   07/29/10 11:51 AM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain Syl   07/29/10 12:09 PM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain shawneric   07/29/10 01:16 PM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain Syl   07/29/10 01:43 PM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain shawneric   07/29/10 02:57 PM
. * I will email you -nt- Syl   07/29/10 04:17 PM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain capricorn1942   07/28/10 08:53 AM
. * Re: Pain is amplified by the Brain Syl   07/28/10 09:49 AM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes shawneric   07/19/10 05:55 PM
. * Re: Comprehensive video from stanford univ. on ibs causes shawneric   07/19/10 06:28 PM
. * Excellent - everyone including GPs should view it. Syl   07/19/10 07:43 AM
. * Inflammation identified in ibs capricorn1942   08/30/10 05:33 PM
. * Re: Inflammation identified in ibs MikeCA1870   08/31/10 01:16 PM
. * Re: Inflammation identified in ibs Syl   08/31/10 04:31 PM

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