Is your Acid Reflux Caused by Stress?
Over 25% of the UK population will experience long term heartburn. If this is left unchecked then it can often develop into Acid Reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), a digestive disorder where stomach acid moves into the esophagus.
Conventional medicines such as PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) or H2 blockers have proven extremely effective in treating the symptoms but themselves may further increase your chance of developing cancer. Recent research from the University College of London revealed that regularly taking these medications could double you chances of developing stomach tumours.
Physical conditions such as these, often become chronic because the symptoms are being treated but not the cause. These conditions are generally exacerbated by an underlying anxiety or general stress which may build up over a period of time.
Clinical Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy have shown to be be an effective treatment for heartburn and other gastroesophical conditions. As a clinical hypnotherapist I work to empower clients to reduce their stress and anxiety and help them to take more control of their thought processes. With the conscious mind in charge we often find that the symptoms subside and may disappear completely or are reduced enough to be managed within a normal lifestyle.