Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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Please keep in mind that before treating any condition, including Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), as TMS or PPD, it is vitally important to consult with your physician in order to rule out any serious medical conditions. To learn more about TMS and PPD, and to help you figure out if you have it, visit our An Introduction to TMS page and watch the video there. Some more guidance in figuring out if this approach is right for you can be found in the video at the top of our So You Think You Might Have TMS page.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and TMS Success Stories

  • Idan says, "I'm 28. In the last 18 months I have experienced trigemminal nerve based headaches, unexplained right foot pain, tendonitis on in both knees and elbows, unexplained groin pain and GERD. Why so many unrelated ailments in such a short period of time? The TMS hypothesis seems to fit so well. Furthermore I have experienced significant improvements on all/most of the problems just by reading and re-reading the book (I think it probably helps to obtain a followup book on concrete tactics for conditioning your subconcious though - which i have done). I am not 100% cured (maybe 80% in 4 weeks), but I feel I have come so far so quickly that it is probably just a matter of weeks or a few months."

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) referenced in TMS Books

It is my belief that all upper GI symptoms can be equivalents of TMS, therefore psychologically induced. Because hiatus hernia is a structural abnormality, one can understand reluctance to attribute it to emotional factors. However no one has ever explained the process that produces a hiatus hernia. Its association with heartburn and esophageal reflux suggests that it, too, is an equivalent of TMS.

Well, when I began my medical training nearly 20 years ago, GERD was not a common disorder. Over the past 10 years the incidence of it has skyrocketed, hence the boom in sales for Prilosec and its cousins. GERD is the 2000's answer to the ulcers of the 1960's and the 1970's. I have had many patients eliminate their reflux symptoms when they recognize it as psychologically induced.

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