IBS Self help is possible in many ways.
IBS Self Help
In addition to the list of self-prescribed IBS treatments we have listed on the
Treatments for IBS page
, we have also listed below a selection of alternative IBS self help treatments that you could try out for yourself to see if they help.
Several of the notes below have their own seperate article pages, click on the pictures or coloured text to see them.
Meditation Audio Recordings:
A Total Cure for IBS Anxiety?
An article where Rick explains why he thinks he might have stumbled across the Holy Grail answer to dealing with IBS-related anxiety once and for all.
If anxiety plays a role in your IBS, then this is a must read!
(We've also produced some of our own Relaxtion Audio tracks set in relaxing fantasy soundscapes. Check here for details of this latest Project)
Hypnotherapy as audio recordings
have been proven to be an extremely effective way to help with IBS symptoms and the overall effects of IBS.
There is an effective hypnotherapy course specifically designed for IBS sufferers called the IBS Audio program 100.
Click here for details
An important and often overlooked aspect of IBS self help, is exercise.
We all know taking regular exercise is important for everyone, but it is particularly important IBS sufferers. It helps to maintain regularity in bowel movements and also contributes greatly to reducing stress - often a major factor of IBS.
If you have IBS and are leading a sedentary lifestyle, you may be exasperating your symptoms.
To help with anxiety related IBS
Contained within this section is excellent information on how you can use diaphragmatic breathing to help with anxiety and to generally feel better.
Learn about why good breathing techniques are so helpful for you.
This is Especially useful for IBS sufferers whose symptoms are normally triggered when they feel anxious or stressed.
Positive Affirmations Therapy
Have you ever heard the expression "If you tell someone something often enough, they will believe it"? Well it's true.
Affirmation therapy is a technique where we can alter the way that we think and behave through the use of positive affirmations embedded into audio recordings.
We have created some positive affirmation audio recordings, and have made them available for free download
on this article page.
Self Help Personal Development Programs
Personal development programs can really benefit people in all aspects of their lives.
They are always very positive, and motivating programs that enable you to do and achieve things you might not have otherwise done.
These types of programs
can really help people feel better about themselves which in turn can has a knock-on benefit of helping them overcome issues related to IBS caused by stress and worry.
Stress management, Relaxation and Meditation for IBS
Relaxation and meditation techniques can be a good IBS self help move, especially for people who feel anxiety and stress may be contributing to thier IBS sypmtoms.
By learning to unwind the tension in your body you can help reduce the chances that you'll suffer an attack of IBS due to stress and anxiety symptoms.
Rick's Online Sanctuary
Rick's personal website is a scrapbook of anything that's interesting or useful. Within it, he has a segment he calls "The Sanctuary" which is designed to be a place where you can go to experience an immediate relaxing time-out, with a growing selection of wonderful audio and visual experiences designed to leave you feeling relieved of stress and anxiety.
Do feel free to have a look: Here (opens in a seperate window).
Tips for Panic Attacks
Sian often gets IBS symptoms due to emotional stress following a Panic Attack.
In this section she offers advice on how she deals with panic attacks and offers suggestion on how fellow suffers can avoid them.
Also see our article:
Symptoms of Panic Attack
Where Rick has written an article about the symptoms.
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