The currrent issue of Kindred Spirit runs an article by Dr Irina Matveikova, author of Digestive Intelligence - A Holistic View Of Your Second Brain.
She claims that the gut is a powerful generator for the immune system - protecting people from infection, allergies, cancer,diabetes, depression and aging; as well as stimulating feeling and emotions. Therefore, she says, it is like a second brain.
She proscribes several solutions for the discomfort of IBS - including: -
A special diet for IBS;
Minerals such as Magnesium and Psyllium;
Herbs, such as Valerian, Passion Flower and Californian Poppy;
The state of hypnosis is very like the state between waking and sleeping. There are various methods of getting you to this state. But once you are there - you are highly suggestible to positive suggestions....