GER and Hypnotherapy

  • A. M. VliegerEmail author


During hypnosis, gastric functions, like motility and acid secretion, can be modulated. To date, however, no randomized controlled studies have assessed the efficacy of hypnotherapy in paediatric patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER). Given the positive effects found in studies with patients with functional heartburn, non-cardiac chest pain or duodenal ulcers, it seems reasonable to conduct hypnosis trials in patients with GER in the near future.


Hypnotherapy Hypnosis Relaxation Gastric functioning  Gastro-oesophageal reflux 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsSt Antonius HospitalNieuwegeinThe Netherlands

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