What is gagging (Esophageal dysphagia treatment)
Hypnosis can help gagging which is when you have difficulty swallowing and even at times breathing. It’s a faulty swallow reflex and really quite common.
It can occur in older people, children, when there has been a previous choking incident, there is an obstruction in the throat or esophagus, fear, anxiety, exposure to toxic gases of chemicals. You may even be suffering for post- nasal drip or asthma so are confused when to swallow and when to not. Sometimes it is due to children constantly refusing food so the gagging has become automatic when food it presentenced.
Some people have small throats or may be suffer from cancerous growths and had to have a stoma inserted (tube directly into the stomach). In most cases however it is psychosomatic due to previous experience but also sometime due to abnormal physiology.
We help with gagging
The human body is very flexible and adaptable including the throat. Just for a moment think about sword swallowers and how they learn to open their throats by manipulating the level of relaxation in the muscles in the throat.
Also, people learn how to swallow large pills by titling their head backwards, opening their throat and allowing gravity the help the pill go down. What may have seemed impossible at the beginning, with practice became a skill to be able to swallow more easily.
How does hypnotherapy overcome gagging?
Well, think about how you learn to walk. You started by not knowing how to stand up and then each time you did, your body learnt to balance and you could put one foot in front of the other. You learnt to and transfer your weight. Then with practice you learnt to run. All this became automatic.
You now have an automatic program in your unconscious mind and body that tells your body how to walk and run. The same process applies to automatically eating and swallowing.
Under hypnosis my hypnotic suggestions can reach into your unconscious mind to install a new program to help you swallow more easily without gagging. That program becomes more automatic so you relearn or learn to open your throat comfortably for the food to go down into your stomach.
Consciously you may have had problems swallowing but in hypnosis we bypass your conscious mind and deliver the program directly into your unconscious mind. Its quicker, more comfortable and can be very enjoyable.