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Table 1 Medical Reasons for which Hypnotherapy was Offered at the Pediatric Pulmonary Center

From: Hypnosis in pediatrics: applications at a pediatric pulmonary center

Reason for Hypnosis Hypnosis Offered Hypnosis Accepted Symptom Improved Symptom Not Improved Lost to Follow-up
(Number of patients)
Pulmonary
Asthma 25 21 8 7 6
Chest pain/pressure 10 10 9 0 1
Habit cough 23 19 16 2 1
Hyperventilation 4 4 4 0 -
Shortness of breath 46 42 31 6 5
Sighing 1 1 1 0 -
Vocal cord dysfunction 33 29 20 2 7
Gastrointestinal
Abdominal Pain 11 10 4 5 1
Anticipatory nausea 4 4 3 1 -
Appetite stimulation 3 2 1 1 -
Constipation 1 1 1 0 -
Heartburn 10 9 3 4 2
Neurological
Headaches 16 16 9 7 -
Sleep Disturbance 18 17 15 2 -
Tic 1 1 1 0 -
Total 206 186 126 37 23