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Imagination may help kids' tummy aches

October 15, 2009 12:09:23 AM PDT
Imagination could be the key to helping chronic stomach aches in children.A study published in the newest edition of Pediatrics shows treatment with so-called "guided imagery" helped kids with ongoing stomach pain.

The children were given DVDs and CDs that told them to imagine different scenarios, like floating on a big cloud.

After several weeks, 63 percent of the children had their stomach pain drop by at least half.

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