Do you suffer from indigestion, heartburn or other problems after eating? Some interesting news from Manchester may give you some relief. Hypnosis for heartburn and indigestion !
A team of medical researchers from Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester discovered that a group of patients with indigestion were able to get more relief from hypnotherapy than another group who were taking a standard drug treatment.
In the research, a group of 126 patients with Functional Dyspepsia were offered hypnotherapy, acid-suppressant drugs or counselling with a medical physician. They completed a 16 week course of treatment and were then followed up for 40 weeks. Of those in the hypnotherapy group, 73% said their symptoms had improved compared to 34% of those given counselling and 43% of those given drug therapy.
Amazingly, none of the hypnotherapy patients needed medication after their treatment and they also needed fewer doctor visits.
The same team had previously shown that hypnotherapy can be effective in treating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome but have now discovered that hypnotherapy treatment also works the same for functional dyspepsia which is a form of indigestion which causes symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and feelings of fullness.
The National Council for Hypnotherapy connects members of the general public with professional, skilled hypnotists throughout the UK who are qualified to help with a wide range of issues such as stopping smoking, weight loss and anxiety. A spokesperson from the company said:
“The results from this research present some interesting findings and another way hypnotherapy can help treat physical conditions. Hypnosis is already known to help treat IBS, eczema, acne and psoriasis and now from the looks of this research it can also help with indigestion. Many physical conditions can be intensified by underlying stress or anxiety, but hypnosis could help you deal with this and in turn nullify the symptoms.”