Does the Law of Attraction apply to IBS?

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects up to 20% of people globally. IBS symptoms are abdominal pains associated with altered bowel pattern and bloating. Rectal symptoms such as irritation, pain or urgency can be present. There are also non-colonic symptoms.

Treatments of IBS fall into four categories. Patient education, medication, dietary modification and behavioural and psychological therapies are the four categories. It is agreed amongst experts that behaviour and psychological therapies are more likely to be effective that the other three.

You attract into your life whatever you think about according to the Law of Attraction. The simple explanation of the Law of Attraction is that your thoughts determine your destiny. The Law of Attraction has built up an enormous momentum after “The Secrets”; a documentary film, was shown on Oprah. It has been used for some time for personal growth, achievement and financial gain.

In medicine, does the Law of Attraction work? In 2004, a study of 196 young people and 314 elderly subjects associated with rumination and negative thoughts concluded that negative thoughts may be detrimental to health independently of effects. In Reikii, spiritual and personal development and all processes of healing is associated with elimnating from a person’s energy field negative KI or life forces, along with negative thoughts and feelings that have created it.

Job loss, relationship break ups etc may lead to negative thoughts and self esteem. Feelings of worthlessness, insignificance, insecurity can develop and that person feel easily defeated. A person with high self-esteem has positive thoughts and their level of success is determined by these thoughts.

In Irritable Bowel Syndrome, does the Law of Attraction apply? When a person is first diagnosed with IBS, what information is delivered? Here are a few. No one is quite sure why you have IBS.There is no one treatment that works for everyone. There is no abnormality in your gut. There is no cure. Stress plays an important role in IBS. You have to live with it. Most IBS sufferers complain that they do not get the support they need from health professionals.

All these facts are negative. Is it not likely that they can lead to negative thoughts in the minds of IBS patients and produce negative effects? Treatments that focus on the mind are now recommended by experts. Treatment such as psychotherapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) are producing excellent results. “Patients who have ongoing IBS symptoms might benefit from a simple, early intervention of CGT, a means of changing thought processes from negative to positive that has been shown to be helpful.” Said Moss-Morris at the University of Southampton At the State University of New York, Dr. J. Lackner reported that there was an improvement in 73% of patients with IBS after four short sessions of CGT and home study manual given to patients.

When an IBS patient tries a new treatment, expectation may well create significant improvement. This benefit may not last long because in the mind, there is fixed the thought that there is no cure.

There are cases of refractory Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients after having gut directed hypnotherapy living normal lives, eating foods that were previously triggers. In refractory IBS nothing works anymore. Negative thoughts are plucked out of the subconscious mind during hypnotherapy and postive thoughts are added. This is the Law of Attraction working at its best. Ingrained negative thoughts created negative effects in refractory IBS. After hypnotherapy, positive thoughts produced positive effects.

If you believe in the Law of Attraction, how can you use it to change the course of your IBS? Keep the positives in the forefront of your mind. Convert these positives into your reality and your thoughts and feelings will change. Here are some positives. Your gut is normal. Your IBS will not lead on to other illnesses. If stress is a trigger, you can control it. You can improve your IBS by getting a better balance in your life. You can lead a full life even though you have IBS. Whatever IBS treatment you are on, keep your dreams and aspirations positive.



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