Hypnosis is effective with physical issues because your subconscious mind actually controls the functions of your body. Hypnosis allows you to access your subconscious mind and moves you into a state in which your body is functioning in the parasympathetic nervous system—that part of your nervous system which promotes health and healing. In this deeply relaxed state, your mind and body are more responsive to suggestions and images which promote health and well being. Consequently, clinical hypnosis is very effective for pain control, accelerated healing, increased immune system response, calm and peaceful childbirth, remaining calm and relaxed in the dentist’s chair or as you approach surgery, and even surgery without anesthesia.
With the results of recent research regarding the mind/body connection and how it influences health, hypnosis has gained widespread acceptance and respect in the medical community. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated the efficacy of hypnosis.
The September 27, 2004 issue of Newsweek stated:
"A growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain. Today, as practitioners work to assess and refine the clinical applications of hypnosis, they are also exploring its underlying mechanisms, using state-of-the-art imaging technology to document changes in the brain that occur when someone is in a hypnotic state. This increased understanding of how hypnosis works and what it does makes it a legitimate option for patients whose needs have not been met by more traditional methods."
The following are a small additional sampling of articles and videos regarding the successful use of hypnosis.
Your Cancer Today™”Reducing Pain via Hypnosis”, December 2007 - Video
Forbes, “Getting Hip to Hypnosis”, October 2005 - Article
Prevention, “The Healing Power of Hypnosis”, February 2006 - Article
Yale University School of Medicine, “Hypnosis Reduces Preoperative Surgical Anxiety”, December 2005
It is important to understand that clinical hypnosis is an adjunctive therapeutic tool. When using clinical or medical support hypnosis we may ask or require a referral from a licensed medical professional.
Enhance and aid in healing after surgery.
Hypnosis has proven to be very effective in controlling and relieving pain.
Reduce anxiety and stress before surgery.
Hypnosis can help alleviate the pain and suffering that comes from chronic headaches and migraines.
Reduced stress can reduce some symptoms associated with different diseases and ailments.
Benefits of Medical Hypnosis