One of the biggest concerns facing aging adults is the loss of bladder control. While there are solutions available, such as incontinence briefs or incontinence panties, some individuals are too embarrassed to wear them. Fortunately, hypnosis is being suggested as a more permanent solution to allow those who experience incontinence to maintain their livelihood as they age.
What Causes Incontinence
Incontinence can be caused by stress and other factors but in the young, it’s usually the result of a weak pelvic floor muscle. In the elderly, urge incontinence is caused by a lack of control of the bladder, which results in a compete emptying of the organ. This is a part of aging with which nearly everyone must deal. Fortunately, there are many people who have been helped with this condition through the use of hypnosis.
The process works by allowing a hypnotherapist to access your subconscious mind, and reestablish the connection between the bladder and the brain. Over time, many people lose the ability to sense when they need to “go.” This condition isn’t limited to seniors with Alzheimer or dementia, either. Older citizens with perfectly functioning minds can find themselves unable to control their bladders, or even recognize when they need to urinate.
How Incontinence Hypnosis Works
We recognize that you may be reluctant to seek help, because incontinence can be an embarrassing condition for some. However, you should know that millions of people experience the same condition. The worst thing you can do is not address the issue, as it will only worsen over time. Hypnosis has been used to treat a number of conditions, from addiction to amnesia, and incontinence can be treated in this way as well. One way this therapy can help is by reminding the subconscious that the bladder must be emptied every so often.
Hypnotherapists understand that the brain ultimately controls all of the organs, including the bladder. Releasing the bladder is supposed to be a voluntary action, but a loss of elasticity can change this. Our hypnotherapist can access the area of the brain that controls the bladder, so you’ll know when it’s about to release its contents. This is a much safer option than taking drugs, which merely mask the symptoms of a larger problem. Younger people know when they have to urinate, as they have a strong connection between the brain and their bladders. By reestablishing this connection, hypnosis can greatly reduce incontinence symptoms.