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Cindi
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posted 12-06-1998 08:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cindi   Click Here to Email Cindi     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I was reading a medical book that had a section on flatulance and was surprised when one of the treatments suggested was medical hypnotherepy. Does anyone know why? What is the link between the brain and gas production? It was once suggested to me that I should try medical hypnotherepy for the pain, if it could reduce the gas I would be very willing to give it ago.

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posted 12-10-1998 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kyralin     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Although I have never heard of this I would be very interested in hearing more about Medical Hypnotherepy. Doc J any comments on this topic?

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posted 12-11-1998 01:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for flux   Click Here to Email flux     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
There is no connection between the brain and gas production in the colon.

One possibility is that they are thinking of someone who swallows frequently (for whatever reason) and that would cause more air than normal to enter the esophagus. The hypnosis would be stop that.

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