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Achalasia and SR - For Dr Stoll

Posted by
philly on March 04, 2001 at 19:36:59:

Dr Stoll, I was interested to know your interpretation of achalasia and oesophageal spasm. The symptoms are very similar to GERD i.e. heartburn, regurgitation etc. Medical knowledge of the disorder is extremely limited and it is described as idiopathic. I was wondering if you have ever known of anyone who had cured their achalasia through skilled relaxation. Surgery is the last possible option for myself, and I am willing to try anything that may help the condition.

Many thanks in advance



Re: Achalasia and SR - For Dr Stoll

Posted by beegs on March 04, 2001 at 22:29:14:

In Reply to: Achalasia and SR - For Dr Stoll posted by philly on March 04, 2001 at 19:36:59:


hi, i know your post was to dr stoll, but i also have achlasia. i believe mine is from the esophogitis, because on certain meds,the spasms stopped. i couldnt take the side effects, so had to stop meds,and they are back. if i had the money, i would do accupuncture for this, along with the sr. i know people who this has helped. dr stoll will let ou know about the md stuff.

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Re: Achalasia and SR - For Dr Stoll

Posted by philly on March 05, 2001 at 10:25:04:

In Reply to: Achalasia and SR - For Dr Stoll posted by philly on March 04, 2001 at 19:36:59:

For Beegs - Achalasia

The people you know who have been helped by SR and acupuncture.....has it enabled them to avoid surgery? Are they symptom free or is it just a minor improvement? What duration of SR was required and how did they verify they were achieving the relaxation response? I would much appreciate any information you have on this subject.

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Re: Achalasia and SR - For Dr Stoll (Archive in GERD.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 06, 2001 at 08:41:13:

In Reply to: Achalasia and SR - For Dr Stoll posted by philly on March 04, 2001 at 19:36:59:

Hi, Philly.

Since achalasia is less common than simple GERD, I do not have as many clinical experiences with this condition. However, MY understanding is that the causes are exactly the same and the approachs to eliminating them are both the same. In MY experience I have found the treatment (SR & GRJ) to be exactly as effective with both.

The problem with achalasia is that the nerve is involved. Therefore, when it is too far advanced it is too late for full recovery with removing the cause. STILL there would be improvement but until 6-12 months no one can predict how much improvement.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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