Condition: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Other Gastrointestinal Disorders

How is Irritable Bowel Syndrome trained with biofeedback?

Biofeedback may help patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome manage their symptoms on two levels. First, biofeedback can help reduce the stress that having the condition causes. Secondly, the body's response to the stress may be altered as a result of stress reduction.

The biofeedback approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome makes the assumption that your gastrointestinal problems may be influenced by certain stressors.

Whether obvious or unconscious, these psychological issues can affect you physically. If you happen to be one of those people who typically think, "I'm so upset that it feels like my stomach is tied up in knots," your GI problems may have a psychological or behavioral component.

To educate you about the interaction of your thoughts, behaviors, and physical changes, a multimodal biofeedback approach would be used:

Number of biofeedback sessions

The number of sessions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome is dependent upon your particular issues and the severity and duration of you gastrointestinal problems.