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Can hypnosis be an effective treatment for chronic acid reflux?

By Anonymous May 12, 2011 - 7:02am
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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER. GERD treatment often includes medication to help stop the production of acid in your stomach. However, if stress and anxiety are a problem for you, you may need to try some alternative treatments to help reduce these symptoms. According to the Mayo Clinic website, hypnotherapy is listed as a recognized alternative therapy to try.
Here is the complete list and link:
- Aromatherapy
- Gentle exercise, such as walking or riding a bike, but avoid vigorous exercise, which can worsen heartburn
- Hypnosis
- Listening to music
- Massage
- Relaxation techniques, such as guided imagery
Mayo Clinic: Heartburn/GERD Alternative Treatments
Good luck, and let us know if it works for you.

May 12, 2011 - 7:46am
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