I was perusing the web the other day when I found this article. Even I hadn’t thought of using hypnosis to cure heartburn.
According to the article, 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month. For some people this is painful. For others, it can be life-altering or deadly. In fact, gastrointestinal medicines are among some of the most prescribed.
The drugs are far from perfect though. Many of them have side effects, some of which are mild, others far more serious. According to some of the professionals on everyday health, they can cause various vitamin deficiencies including B12. Some have interactions with other meds. NPR posted something about the potential dangers of the meds in 2016. Some researchers are even concerned that these meds could be associated with risk for dementia.
There are other options
While researchers debate the safety of some of these drugs, some patients are seeking other options. There are even gastroenterologists who are turning to psychologists and clinical hypnotists for help. It’s a powerful alternative treatment, backed with plenty of scientific evidence, that is increasingly being offered at the nation’s leading medical centers.
Hypnosis for the Tummy?
Hypnosis may be able to help you turn down your symptoms intensity or treat the underlying causes. Hypnotherapy exploits the relationship between the mind and the digestive system can also help with GERD, inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Studies show that more than three-quarters of patients experience at least a 50% reduction in symptoms. Some are even able to stop taking their medication.
While hypnosis may be an option, it is not a fix for everyone. Many people have heartburn caused by an underlying condition such as depression or anxiety. A consultation with a hypnotist can help you determine if this may be a viable treatment option for you.