Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis, an altered state of consciousness, to help with stress-related conditions like IBS and breaking bad habits.
The science bit
Research shows gut-centred hypnotherapy, a special form for treating digestive disorders, can make a real difference to IBS. “But the evidence for smoking and weight reduction is unconvincing,” says Edzard. However, this may be because only limited research has been done.
Find out more
Find a practitioner near you at the Australian Hypnotherapists Association (ahahypnotherapy.org.au).