Hypnotherapy reduces chest pain and gastric reflux
Over the past almost 22 years, I have had clients tell me that hypnotherapy reduces chest pain and gastric reflux. Several times a year I have clients who have reported non-cardiac chest pain and or acid reflux.
After verifying that the person has been to their medical professional, I have used a variety of hypnosis techniques to alleviate chest pain and to reduce the amount of stomach acid that causes gastric reflux.
Within the first few sessions, these clients have reported relief from the symptoms and in some instances, complete elimination of symptoms.
If you would like to no more about how medical hypnosis can help you, give me a call or send me an email. I am happy to meet with you in Seattle, on Bainbridge Island or online worldwide.
Medical hypnosis is not an alternative to or replacement for professional medical care.
Be sure to consult with your physician and continue medical treatment. Medical hypnosis is used in cooperation with your professional medical treatment.
July 9, 2013:
Following a clinical hypnotherapy trial at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, England, researchers say that hypnotherapy can help patients who experience non-cardiac chest pain.
80% of the patients receiving hypnotherapy claimed they achieved significant pain relief compared to only 1 in 13 of the placebo control group. The researchers also claimed that the hypnotherapy sessions added to the patient’s sense of well-being and reduced their need for painkillers during the research period.
Past research into pain control using hypnosis as a means of controlling the way the brain processes sensory information has indicated that a patient’s emotional response to pain can be influenced with hypnosis. This has been confirmed within the field of neuroscience using brain scans to identify which parts of the brain are affected by hypnosis and the experience of pain.
It has also been suggested that hypnosis can be effective in reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. This too would account for the reduction in pain in the sample group receiving hypnotherapy.
So there are two important points that should be highlighted in this research. Firstly that hypnotherapy has again been proven to be successful with pain relief, in this instance non-cardiac chest pain. And secondly, and maybe more importantly, that hypnotherapy can be used to reduce the amount of stomach acid that causes gastric reflux.
There is always a mind-body connection with any problem that is presented in psychotherapy. Even if the symptoms appear to be physical, the patient will always have a psychological perception of the physical symptom, and this perception will affect how the symptom develops or heals. Likewise if a patient presents what appears to be a psychological problem, they will also have a physical response to that psychological problem. In some cases the physiological response may be simply anxiety or stress, in other cases, it may be something more serious.
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