Hypnotherapy and the Immune System

“In fact, the brain and the nervous system weave into all the tissues of the body and affect them in very important ways. And because of the two way street that connects the mind and psychology with physiology and biology, the mind itself can affect the body in many powerful ways.

One neat way to […]

Hypnosis for Pain Management

“The empirical support for hypnosis for chronic pain management has flourished over the past two decades. Clinical trials show that hypnosis is effective for reducing chronic pain, although outcomes vary between individuals. The findings from these clinical trials also show that hypnotic treatments have a number of positive effects beyond pain control. Neurophysiological studies […]

Psychodermatology: Hypnosis, Self-Hypnosis, Meditation and Autogenic Training in Dermatology, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, and Dermal Health

* Gerrard Sunnan MD has written an extremely comprehensive paper covering various aspects of how the mind relates to skin health and how hypnosis can help with skin disorders. . .

 

Psyche and skin are connected, and in this relationship, mental stressors can aggravate and even give rise to skin pathologies. On the other […]

Hypnotherapy in Support of Weight Loss in Sleep Apnoea patients

Here is an abstract describing a study published in the International Journal of Obesity Related Metabolic Disorders showing how effective hypnotherapy is in supporting and maintaining weight loss efforts.

Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1998 Mar;22(3):278-81. Controlled trial of hypnotherapy for weight loss in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Stradling J1, Roberts D, […]

Hypnosis and Surgery

Following is an abstract of a paper describing research into the effectiveness of Hypnosis in reducing anxiety and discomfort associated with surgery.

Psychological approaches during conscious sedation. Hypnosis versus stress reducing strategies: a prospective randomized study*

Stress reducing strategies are useful in patients undergoing surgery. Hypnosis is also known to alleviate acute and chronic pain. […]

Hypnosis for Morning Sickness

Morning sickness can be both debilitating for the mother to be and potentially harmful to the developing baby.

And as a mother of three grown children, I can vouch for how unpleasant morning sickness can be.

A number of studies have shown a link between chronic morning sickness […]

Hypnosis with Breast Surgery

Breast cancer surgery is associated with side effects, including postsurgical pain, nausea, and fatigue.

In this study, a randomized clinical trial involving 200 patients undergoing breast surgery tested the hypotheses that a brief presurgery hypnosis intervention would decrease intraoperative anesthesia and analgesic use and side effects associated with breast cancer surgery and that it would […]

Hypnosis for Conception

Research has shown that fertility can be affected by mind-body therapies such as hypnosis. Dr. Ernest Rossi, who specialises in psychobiology, the relationship between mind and psychical body states, has done extensive research which suggest that human genes must be in a state of readiness for conception to take place, and that hypnotic type suggestions […]

Hypnosis and Surgery

This study*, published the medical journal Lancet in 2000, explored how hypnosis used in preparation for surgery might affect outcomes, in particular subsequent pain and anxiety levels.

As you can see from the graphs, the results were dramatic to say the least. Where hypnosis was used, patients were far less anxious and experienced far less […]

Hypnosis for Pain Management

Within the realm of medicine, the method of hypnoanalgesia can be adapted for various situations. In most cases, the intervention consists of four main stages (Chaves, 1994). The first stage involves preparation of the patient. As can be expected, most patients come into hypnosis with various expectations. In order to obtain the maximum gain, the […]