Relaxation Hypnosis, Physical Conditions and How Hypnotherapy Can Help…
Research is showing that many, if not all, physical ailments have some unidentified, unresolved root-cause. It is not hard to understand that when pain and trauma are released from the subconscious mind, the physical body’s stored stress is also released. Without the ‘baggage’ you can experience calmness, peace and a feeling of joy from resolving an old issue, changing your behaviours and old patterns, learning new information, connecting with your inner wisdom, changing how you perceive yourself and others.
You can actually learn to let go of old hurts and angers, so they no longer affect you physically and emotionally in Hypnotherapy. Your subconscious mind holds the keys to health, happiness and self-empowerment and Hypnotherapy taps into that database!
IBS & Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The Mayo Clinic (The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) has published literature on the role of hypnosis/hypnotherapy in current medicine. It has found Hypnotherapy to be superior to drug and surgical treatments for the permanent relief of IBS symptoms in 80-85% of sufferers and for significant relief of symptoms in another 10-15% of IBS sufferers. Ongoing research is showing that Hypnotherapy results in significant improvement of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. See Links section for links to Mayo Clinic findings/information.
Allergy: Immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions were suppressed in 66% of patients given brief direct suggestions in hypnosis.
Anesthesia for Pain Relief: A review in 2000 indicated that hypnosis offered a moderate to large analgesic effect for many types of pain, and was noted to benefit most patients.
Anesthesia for Surgery: A 1999 review of more than 1650 surgical cases using hypnosis combined with other methods for conscious sedation promoted the safety and patient comfort afforded by hypnosis. This form of anesthesia was used instead of general anesthesia for a broad range of surgical procedures. The authors concluded that hypnosis prevents pharmacological unconsciousness, allows patient participation, and may allow a faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay.
Dermatology: Direct suggestions in hypnosis on patients with predominantly refractory warts resulted in a cure rate of 80% with no recurrences. A review of the use of hypnosis in dermatology supports its value for many skin conditions not believed to be under conscious control.
Gastroenterology: Patients with irritable bowel syndrome had significant improvements in well-being, bowel habits, distention, symptoms and pain, with no relapses at 18-month follow-up. Patients who were read a 5-minute script before surgery had a significantly earlier return of bowel function. They also had a shorter mean duration of hospital stay (6.6 vs 8.1 days).
Healing from surgery or injury: Patients who received positive suggestions for healing showed significantly improved healing at 1 and 7 weeks postoperatively compared with a control group that received supportive attention to the patients’ concerns.
Hematology: Patients with hemophilia who were assigned to receive hypnosis had a significantly decreased need for transfusions.
Hypertension: At 6 months, a hypnosis group had mean decreases of 13.3 mm Hg systolic and 8.5 mm Hg diastolic below their baseline blood pressures.
Neurology: Hypnosis has been used successfully for treatment of headaches AND MIGRAINES.
Obesity: Trials in the 1980s showed significantly greater weight loss for those treated with hypnosis and behavior therapy compared with those who received behavior therapy alone, and this effect persisted or increased with time.
Obstetrics: Hypnosis provides a significant decrease in complications, fewer surgical interventions, and a shorter hospital stay.
Oncology: Patients with metastatic breast cancer benefited from self-hypnosis with significantly less pain and an increased duration of survival.
Otorhinolaryngology: Patients with chronic tinnitus treated with hypnosis improved significantly in 7 of 10 disturbing symptoms compared with a group treated with masking techniques.
Pulmonary Medicine: A study of asthmatic patients reported 54% of patients treated with hypnosis having an “excellent” result and 21% becoming symptom free and discontinuing medication. A 1970 study used a single 12-hour group hypnosis session for volunteer smokers who had unsuccessfully tried other methods of smoking cessation. The program achieved an 88% 1-year abstention rate.
Rheumatology: Patients with refractory fibromyalgia (mean duration, 8.5 years) who were randomly assigned to receive hypnosis obtained significant improvement compared with those assigned randomly to physical therapy alone.
Surgery: Significant benefits of preoperative hypnosis include less anxiety and decreased blood pressure, reduced blood loss, enhanced postoperative well-being, improved intestinal motility, shorter hospital stay, reduced postoperative nausea and vomiting, and reduced need for analgesics.
Urology: A review of the personal experience and techniques of an experienced practitioner cited an 88% success rate using hypnosis for impotence in almost 3000 patients.
In a trial of hypnosis for chronic (mean, 7 years) urinary incontinence, at 1 month 58% were symptom-free and another 28% were improved, with cystometric testing at 3 months objectively confirming the benefits.
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