Stop indigestion with hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
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 having a standard drug treatment.
Do you suffer from indigestion, heartburn or other problems after eating?
The research found, out of a group of 126 patients with Functional Dyspepsia a form of indigestion which causes symptoms of nausea and vomiting with feelings of fullness, were offered hypnotherapy, acid-suppressant drugs or counselling with a medical physician. They took part in a 16 week course of treatment and then followed up for 40 weeks. Out 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.
After their treatment non of the hypnotherapy patients needed any medication for their Functional Dyspepsia and less further doctor visits.
The team had previously shown the effectiveness of Hypnotherapy in treating the symptoms Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
A spokesperson from the National Council for Hypnotherapy 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.”