Gut-directed hypnotherapy for functional abdominal pain or irritable bowel syndrome in children: a systematic review

Here are details of an interesting  study comparing Hypnotherapy with standard medical treatment, conducted in the Netherlands* Objectives Gut directed hypnotherapy (HT) is shown to be effective in adult functional abdominal pain (FAP) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. We performed a systematic review to assess efficacy of HT in paediatric FAP/IBS patients. Methods We…

Hypnotherapy for Alopecia

A study showing clinical evidence for the effetiveness of hypnotherapy for alopecia Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease leading to loss of scalp hairs. The disease seems triggered by stress. Data on the possibility of using hypnotherapy in the treatment of AA are very limited. In one study, twenty-eight patients with extensive AA, all…

SKYPE HYPNOTHERAPY FOR IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: Effectiveness and Comparison with Face-to-Face Treatment.

Gut-focused hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome but is not widely available. This STUDY assessed whether providing hypnotherapy by Skype might partially overcome this problem. Using a 50-point or more reduction in the IBS Symptom Severity Score as the primary outcome measure, 65% of subjects responded to Skype hypnotherapy with all other…

Hypnosis for Surgery

Several Studies in recent years have shown, hypnosis to be a valuable adjunct to surgery and other hospital procedures   In one study, Montgomery and colleagues tested the effectiveness of a 15-minute pre-surgery hypnosis session versus an empathic listening session in a clinical trial with 200 breast cancer patients. In a 2007 article in the Journal…

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 reveal…

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, Wilson A, Lovelock…

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 and reduced foetal activity and lower birth…

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