Randomised clinical trial: the efficacy of gut-directed hypnotherapy is similar to that of the low FODMAP diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndromeCreated by:
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common gastrointestinal disorder that affect a lot people. There is no effective cure for this condition. Dietary intervention of low FODMAPs diet (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) was proven to be effective for symptomatic controlled. However, the adherence for this restrictive diet can be challenging for patients. This lates randomised clinical trials showed that gut-directed hypnotherapy can achieve similar effetcs of relief of gastrointestinal symptoms in the cohort of IBS, with superios efficacy on the psychological aspect. The intervention of gut-directed hypnotherapy is described as weekly 1 hout hypnosis sessions based on Manchester model, similar structure for each participant, conducted by clinical hypnotherapist, for 6 weeks. It is an interesting finding, which can be useful in clincial setting. Further studies with more participants are required to reinforce the finding.