Nerva is the easiest way to self-manage your IBS symptoms at home, without symptom tracking or diet change. Developed by experts, Nerva can help you learn to 'fix' the miscommunication between your gut and brain with a 6-week psychology-based program.

Nerva uses an effective psychological approach to IBS management: gut-directed hypnotherapy. Clinically proven in a study at Monash University (creators of the low FODMAP diet), this approach was found to work just as well as their elimination diet for helping to manage IBS symptoms.

How does it work?

Gut-directed hypnotherapy can help you manage how your mind interprets pain and stress signals, by helping you 'retrain' your gut-brain connection.

What you get:
• An evidence-based hypnotherapy program designed by a world-leading doctor to help you manage your IBS symptoms long-term
• Interactive content with dozens of articles, guides & animations that help you reduce anxiety & stress
• Intuitive streak tracking & to-do lists that keep you motivated and on-track
• Tips & advice on how to enjoy a healthy gut and life
• In-app chat support from real people

Medical Disclaimer:

Nerva is a self-management tool for diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and is not intended as a treatment for IBS and does not replace care by your provider and IBS treatments you may be using.

Nerva is not a substitute for any medications. You should continue to take your medications as directed by your healthcare provider.

If you have any feelings or thoughts of harming yourself or others, please dial 911 (or local equivalent) or go to the nearest emergency room.

Any advice or other materials posted by Our employees, or other Users, is provided for general information purposes only. They are not intended to be relied upon and are not a substitute for professional medical advice based on your individual circumstances. You are solely responsible for deciding which of the suggested techniques can be found in the Nerva app to put into practice and the manner in which those techniques are applied.

Nerva uses gut-directed hypnotherapy techniques and is based on established clinical guidelines:

Sign up today to finally take back control of your life from Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Nerva!

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To manage your Nerva subscription from iTunes:
1) On your iOS device, go to your device Settings and the ‘iTunes & App Stores’.
2) Tap on your Apple ID.
3) Tap to ‘View Apple ID’. (You may need to sign in or use Touch ID.)
4) Tap on ‘Subscriptions’.
5) Choose ‘Nerva Subscription.
6) Tap ‘Cancel Subscription’.

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What’s New

Version 16.1

Nerva's new Symptom Diary lets you track your progress as you complete the program each week.

We've also fixed some bugs around reminders and audio playback and breathing animations are even smoother!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

ru_leigh ,

This legitimately changed things for me

Like many of us, I found myself down a research rabbit hole during a particularly bad flare up. I was so frustrated just wanting a straight answer about what I could eat that wouldn’t make it worse. One of the articles mentioned this hypnotherapy app and I was skeptical but desperate. Would I really no longer have to log my food and avoid so many favorites? Either way I was willing to take the risk and give it a go and I’m so glad that I did.
We all know that IBS is exacerbated bu stress, but I didn’t realize that so much of my problem was caused by essentially living my life in fight or flight. With a brain running forever on panic mode so many normal functions go by the way side. Nerva helped me rewire and be all over less anxious and more resilient. I have a better relationship with my gut, appetite, etc. I eat what I want, but I rarely want very much of “trigger foods” but it now feels less like a stressful avoidance and more like listening to my body. I haven’t had a pain flare up since starting the program and think about my IBS less than I have in years.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! This is so wonderful - thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us :) Your support and encouraging words mean a lot to us!

MarciDorman ,

Amazed! Shocked!

It’s been a lifesaver!! I can’t express how grateful I am. I was hesitant at first about the ability of hypnotherapy to help, and about the money, but I’m convinced. It’s been incredible. I now want to try hypnotherapy for other issues I’ve struggled with as well, it’s been so helpful! I love how optimistic it’s making me feel.

I have come to the conclusion that my gut symptoms were caused both by high FODMAP foods and by stress. But even more so, I had developed a mind-body link that was keeping me in a stress response around certain behaviors (eating, driving, sleeping being some of them) that would trigger an attack. I’ve never yet had a time that using a Nerva hypnotherapy session during one of these attacks hasn’t worked immediately (and I mean within the first few minutes of the session usually).

PS. I am eating a low FODMAP diet as well, so I can’t speak to using the Nerva system alone, but I will say that the diet alone was not eliminating my symptoms. Adding the Nerva program helped tremendously!!

Developer Response ,

Hey Marci! I'm so happy to hear about how much better you're feeling. Thanks for sharing and I'll make sure to pass this message on to the rest of the team :)

Thisisso__dumb ,

Symptoms did not improve

I have struggled with IBS symptoms for over 12 years. I have tried therapy, medication, yoga, meditation, every test the doctor can provide, etc. I’ve tried so many treatments with minimal relief, therefore when I came across an ad for Nerva, I knew I didn’t have much to lose and decided to give it a try.

I completed the first session of the program and was excited about the hypnotherapy I had undergone, however, the excitement faded as I continued to experience discomfort, even during my sessions. I decided to purchase and complete the program to see if time and repetition would change anything. The app seemed to have good reviews and suggest that a wealth of info was included so I decided the price was worth it, especially if it worked. Unfortunately, the only thing that changed throughout the program was the amount of energy I had after each session. Although I did learn better breathing and relaxation techniques, my symptoms did not subside or decrease in any way. Most of the information provided was info that I had already read over and over online. This may work for some people, but even being a very receptive and open individual, desperate for relief, I did not find this approach to be of any real benefit.

Developer Response ,

Hi there - thank you for taking the time to give Nerva a go. Even though you didn't see the symptom reduction we all would have hoped for, we are pleased that you could still benefit from the breathing techniques and relax into the program. Good luck on your IBS journey!

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