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Hypnotherapy for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Unfortunately, the word "hypnosis" often conjures up a whole variety of frequently quite negative connotations even within the medical profession. Many equate the phenomenon with the mind being taken over by the hypnotist and with loss of control by the recipient, which needless to say, is completely erroneous. As a consequence of this, the whole subject is surrounded by a cloud of mystery, which regrettably is often encouraged by those who practice the technique. Reviewed 2009.

Topics: Brain-Gut, CAM, Complementary & Alternative Treatments, Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Fact Sheet, Hypnosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

About the Author

  • Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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