Woman Suffering From '14-year Heart Attack' Helped With Hypnotherapy
A woman who suffered from a 'heart attack' for 14 years has spoke about how hypnotherapy helped her pain.
Dorothy Asquith, 60, first developed the pain in her chest when she was 42. She sought opinions from doctors over the next few years, however it took a ten years until she was finally diagnosed with having Cardiac syndrome X.
Recent studies have shown the condition causes the tiny vessels which carry blood to the heart fail to open properly - which reduces blood flow and causes intense pain, according tobbc.co.uk. However some doctors insist a large majority of the pain may be psychological.
Ms Asquith tried a number of medicines to help with the condition, but only found real relief after she was referred to a trained psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist.
Talking about the hypnotherapy, she told dailymail.co.uk: "At this stage, I was willing to try anything."
Ms Asquith talked about the methods of hypnotherapy, saying she was asked to visualise being on a beach, and molding her pain into objects which she "threw in the sea". She added: "I don't know where I'd be if I hadn't had treatment, but I am concerned about the number of people out there feeling like I did, but who haven't got access to help."
It is thought that around 12,000 people in the UK suffer from Cardiac syndrome X. The condition can be brought on my exercise or hormonal changes.