Clinical hypnosis is typically used as a complementary therapy alongside Western medicine rather than a replacement for it. Here is how it can be an augmentation and integrated with Western medicine:
What is Clinical Hypnosis?
Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report rankings. Mayo Clinic is regularly acknowledged among the very best in the nation in the following specialties: Cancer, cardiology, and heart surgery.
There is an increasing evidence base supports the claim that clinical hypnosis is a safe and effective treatment of conditions such as acute, chronic, and procedure-related pain, fears and phobia, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, weight, smoking cessation, depression, and sleep disorders – to name a few.
Over 25 years ago, I healed my ovarian cysts through hypnotherapy, where I no longer needed to undergo my third surgery. Since then, I have been helping others tap within and through the powers of their subconscious and using hypnosis to gain control over behaviors they’d like to change. Today, I use self-hypnosis to have root canals and manage my pain level, daily stress, anxiety, and, yes, my weight.
How Clinical Hypnosis Helps
It can help individuals cope with pain, reduce the perception of pain intensity, and improve overall pain-related outcomes. Hypnosis can help with pain due to burns, cancer, childbirth, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, jaw problems, dental procedures, and headaches.
Mental health and Stress factors
Hypnotherapy can be highly effective with fears and phobias in reducing anxiety and stress. It may be recommended as a complementary approach for individuals dealing with medical conditions exacerbated by panic and stress.
Fertility and Women’s Health
Clinical hypnosis may assist with eliminating emotional blocks when not being able to conceive, reducing stress related to fertility issues, supporting hormonal balance, and enhancing overall well-being. Hypnosis can also ease hot flashes caused by menopause.
Clinical hypnosis has been used with some success to treat sleep problems, bed-wetting, smoking, nail-biting, and overeating or improving sleep patterns. These changes can complement medical interventions for various health conditions.
Surgery Preparation and Recovery
Hypnosis can be quite helpful if you are preparing for surgery. This modality can help reduce anxiety and promote relaxation. Additionally, it may be utilized for cardiovascular issues or digestive disorders and post-surgery to enhance the recovery process, potentially reducing pain and accelerating healing.
For individuals with chronic illnesses, hypnotherapy can help manage symptoms, enhance coping mechanisms, and support psychological well-being in conjunction with medical treatment.
Hypnosis is useful with cancer patients, easing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Hypnotherapy has shown promise in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It can help alleviate symptoms and improve the overall quality of life for individuals with gastrointestinal issues.
Some medical conditions have a significant psychological component. When all tests fail and you still have lingering pain, hypnotherapy can be highly effective in locating the core issue of psychosomatic symptoms and contribute to your overall well-being.
Clinical Hypnosis and Your Health
Collaboration between hypnotherapists and your medical practitioner ensures a comprehensive and coordinated approach to your care to improve overall health and well-being.
Furthermore, audio recordings of hypnotherapy sessions for self-exercise practice are an effective treatment. It also appears that patients who have used my personalized audio recordings use self-hypnosis as part of their management of symptoms and life coping.
Results: Clinical Hypnotherapy is a deeper-level therapy; it takes less time and is more effective!