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Stuttering, Throat Clearing, Burping, Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pain Management


Hiccups are a sudden, unintentional movement (called a spasm) of the diaphragm muscle; when the muscle spasms, the vocal cords quickly close, producing the distinctive, often rhythmic hiccup sound. Hiccups are usually temporary and a minor annoyance, however prolonged hiccups could signify a major medical concern and therefore you should see a doctor if they last more than three hours or disturb your eating or sleeping. Rarely, hiccups may persist for months, possibly resulting in malnutrition and exhaustion.
Common causes of hiccups include:

•  Eating too quickly
•  Eating or drinking too much
•  Hot and spicy foods or liquids
•  Abdominal surgery
•  Strokes or brain tumors
•  Noxious fumes
•  Disease or disorder that irritates the nerves that control the diaphragm (such as pleurisy or pneumonia)
•  There may be no obvious cause for hiccups

There are many home remedies for hiccups, including holding your breath, gargling,  drinking a glass of water quickly or upside down, pulling hard on your tongue, being frightened and biting on a lemon.

If the doctor has determined there is no “medical” reason for chronic hiccups and none of the home remedies work, hypnosis has been found to be effective in stopping them. Debbie is a leading expert in the hypnotic approach to stopping hiccups and has worked with numerous cases of chronic hiccups. She has found that the subconscious mind will make the mind/body connection to bring the hiccups to a halt. If you are living with the constant irritation of hiccups, hypnosis might be your answer.

Hypnosis For Hiccups

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Stuttering, Throat Clearing, Burping

Stuttering, constant throat clearing, hiccuping and burping are all samples of physical manifestations the body will create when we ignore our needs, neglect ourselves or sacrifice our well being.  There is a portion of the mind that will trigger these symptoms to get our attention and try to force us to pay attention.

Often, the brightest individual knows there is more to the physical symptoms than meets the eye, but cannot seem to understand the message the body is sending.  Attempts are made in every logical way; procedures of all kinds are tried.

Finally one tries the last resort, hypnosis. “Hypnosis ought to be the first resort”, is the usual response after success.

The power of hypnosis resides in the individual, through highly focused attention (trance).  The individual becomes less aware of external stimuli, thus physiological functions improve as underlying causes can be identified, causal factors are released and suggestions of healing are more readily accepted.

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Treatment For Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS

Scientific research over the past decade has continuously concluded that hypnosis is one of the most successful treatment approaches for chronic IBS.  The symptoms are alleviated in 80% or better of people who use it.  The treatment often helps individuals who have failed to get improvements with other methods.

The beneficial effects of the treatment last long after the end of the course of treatment.  Hypnosis is a relaxing, easy and non-invasive form of treatment.  It is unique in that it involves the power of your own mind, without negative side effects.

 …I suffered from stomach problems for two years and having every gastrointestinal procedure known to man (and taken every medication – none of which worked).  After my husband suggested we seek help from specialists at the Mayo Clinic or Shands, I mulled over my options and next approach for treatment…. that being hypnosis or acupuncture.  After reading the article in the Tampa Tribune about your helping the little girl with the hiccups, I called to see you which was one of the best decisions of my life.  ONLY YOU were able to help me.  I have been symptom-free from our initial session.  All my body functions are working normally and I feel great!

  Having a college degree and working in the corporate world for 30 years, I somewhat considered myself relatively smart and aware of many things and that the subconscious mind is a powerful thing.  However, “knowing it and making it so” are two different things.  You helped me realize just how powerful our words, thoughts and actions are on our daily functioning (both mentally and physically)and ultimately our lives.  ONLY YOU brought this out in me.  Call it “magic” a “miracle” or whatever word  one chooses….HYPNOSIS WORKS.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You saved my life!

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Hypnosis for Pain Management

Pain can be debilitating, all-encompassing and make you down right miserable. The perception of pain includes the sensation that something is uncomfortable and how the body and the mind react to it. Pain is often a symptom, once diagnosed it can be treated. But, what if the doctors can only partially control the pain with medications? Chronic pain can leave us with a sense of hopelessness, fearing that we are doomed for life. This causes us to feel helpless, a victim of our own bodies.  As pain drains our energy, the muscles and nerves have less resistance, only increasing our pain even more.   Are you suffering daily because you can’t think clearly with the medications and can’t think clearly without them? Hypnosis might be the key for you.

Hypnosis has been used for pain relief for centuries, and even today is widely used in surgical procedures, by dentists, for chronic conditions and even child birth.  Through relaxation techniques and the ability to refocus with the use of medical hypnosis, the experience of pain can be lessened or even eliminated for progressively increased amounts of time. Through hypnosis your brain relearns how to interpret the signals sent from the brain (where the pain originates) to the point of pain.

According to the website webmd research has shown medical hypnosis to be helpful for acute and chronic pain. In 1996, a panel of the National Institutes of Health found hypnosis to be effective in easing cancer pain. More recent studies have demonstrated its effectiveness for pain related to burns, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis and reduction of anxiety associated with surgery. An analysis of 18 studies by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York revealed moderate to large pain-relieving effects from hypnosis, supporting the effectiveness of hypnotic techniques for pain management.

Be assured that as a qualified hypnotherapist, I will not use hypnosis to stop pain until a proper medical diagnosis has been made and treated. I never want to mask symptoms that cover up a medical concern.

Why continue to suffer if you can use the power of your mind to enjoy life once again?

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