16. Leaky cardias
PERSON: adult boy.
DESCRIPTION: frequent emesis attacks, strong gastric pain, pathological pH-metry, endoscopic diagnosis of normal esophagus, total incontinence of the cardias, and recurrent herniation of the gastric mucosa into the esophagus; anti-acid drugs prescribed for the entire life; diagnosis of incurability; depression.
APPROACH: hypnotic control of muscular tone, elaboration of the shock caused by physician's words.
RESULT: emesis vanished after two sessions, return of the burps (indicating a perfect functionality of the cardias), gradual but definitive suspension of anti-acids.
UPDATE (3 years): full well-being, absence of symptoms; no drug usage.
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