A study from the March 2006 issue of the medical journal "Gut", talks about hypnosis being successful for patients with non-cardiac chest pain. I want to emphasize that these patients were first checked to make sure that there was no cardiac reasons for the chest pain and no heartburn!
The causes of non-cardiac chest pain, are unknown. Sometimes, so much anxiety is created that, many people with the condition actually seek more care than patients with bona fide heart disease.Many patients still have symptoms even after treatment with gastric acid-lowering drugs and antidepressants.
As a point of interest, It is known that there are receptor sites for the "information molecules" (receptors and ligands) on the cells of our enodcrine, neurological, gastrointestinal and immune systems) that Candace Pert talks about in her book "Molecules of Emotion".
On with the article from "Gut" magazine: click the link above