The Virtual gastric band (VGB)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I have been given an opportunity to try this by my hypnotist friend. I agreed if my heart doc would approve plus he has to talk to doctor that my friend works with. I am not totally sure my friend really understands my diagnosis.
Have any of you heard of this???

The Virtual gastric band (VGB) is a procedure of hypnotherapy developed to train the brain to sense that the stomach has been reduced. The sensation is similar to the actual surgical procedure where a band is placed around the top portion of the stomach creating a small pouch. This results in feeling fuller with less food consumed and significant weight reduction is achieved. The procedure is natural, safe and non-invasive
Why choose the Virtual Gastric Band procedure over the Gastric Band procedure?
• The Virtual Gastric band is 100% safe
• No surgery required
• No recovery time (time missed from work)
• No scars or complications
• It works! (In trials in the UK 95% of subjects reported success with NO adverse side effects)
• Increased energy with VGB

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    I say why not - it can't hurt!

    2169 days ago
    Hi Eleni.........
    I had never heard of the Virtual Band........just the surgical kind. If there are no dangers involved, it would definitely be worth a try. I would be interested to see how much it costs and how often you would have to go back for re-enforcement. Let me know what you find out. I would also be interested to see what YOUR Dr. thinks of it.
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    2170 days ago
    That really is interesting. I will have to do some research on this and tell 2 of the children about it.
    2170 days ago
  • ANNETTE117
    Saw a story about it on a news show. People had some amazing results. Good luck!
    2170 days ago
    they just did a story either on 20/20 or 60 minutes. Very instresting. Good luck with your journey.
    2170 days ago
    I've never heard of this sounds interesting, I think it is worth a try, nothing to loss other than weight really.
    2170 days ago
    It sounds good as long as you are the type of person who DOES stop eating when you're full, rather than just an emotional eater. I think that it is worth a try if it will help you.
    2170 days ago
    Doesn't sound like it could hurt to try it - except maybe your pocketbook! I am assuming there is a price to pay?
    2170 days ago
  • DEE107
    never heard of this but something I thing I would consider
    2171 days ago
    I noticed that the result was no adverse side effects. But there was no mention of actual weight lost and was the weight loss maintained 5 years down the road?

    I suspect not. Hypnosist and this is a type of hypnosis has very poor results for long term weight loss. I wish you well on your journey and hope that you are successful long term. But if not, I think you should research the real weight loss surgery.

    2171 days ago
  • KATIE233
    i,ve seen it on tv but it is expensive over here in Canada. i would have done it if goverment covered it.hope you have a good day tomorrow i,m off to watch tv and than bed i,m tired from dentist.bye big hugs
    2171 days ago
    I saw something about that on Tv and it worked for that lady. You know we take so much information in that I forgot what channel it was on. I would try it and I hope it works for you or anyone else that gives it a try. Food is a constant battle.
    2171 days ago
  • RURAL3
    call me crazy but I'm skeptical. Are you going to do this or just thinking about it?
    2171 days ago
  • JILL313
    OMG Eleni, What will they think of next?? I read lots of internet articles on health but never read or heard of a virtual lapband surgery. If your Dr. approves it's sure worth trying it as the only thing you should lose is weight--that would be wonderful, wouldn't it? Please keep us updated as to what your Dr. says and if and when you have it and tell us how it goes. . .I think I'll look into it myself.


    2171 days ago
    WOW! That's so interesting!!!! I can't wait to hear how it is!!!!

    2171 days ago
    I've never heard of the virtual gastric band. Interesting. If it works so well I wonder when it's going to take off in the states?
    2171 days ago
    this was on in Australia on A Current Affair last year, very interesting. They followed up a while after with the results, by memory it worked on most of the people. They actually went back for a follow up and they tightened the bands a bit tighter.
    So if you tpye it in on the web you may be able to find it.
    As I said looked really good and interesting.
    2171 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    No, I've never heard of this but I can't see any harm in doing it Eleni. Of course you'd have to get your doctor's approval, I agree with that. We shouldn't undertake anything pertaining to our health unless our doctor agrees.

    If you do go ahead with it, be sure to blog and let us know, it sounds so interesting!
    2171 days ago
    Good Luck! This sounds very interesting. I would love to trick my stomach into thinking it is full. Hope to hear more about this and how successful people are in using it. Thanks for sharing.
    2171 days ago
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