A recent study concluded at Harvard Medical School concluded that hypnotherapy greatly benefits cancer patients and should be considered as part of standard care. The study found that hypnosis reduces pain, anxiety, and other negative symptoms commonly associated with cancer treatment. It also found that hypnotherapy reduced procedure time and stabilized patient vital signs. Harvard researchers concluded by writing: “The benefits of adjunctive hypnotic treatments come at no additional cost. Patients, health care providers, hospitals, and insurance companies are advised to take advantage of hypnotic techniques.” To learn more just follow this link:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18638697.
In a remarkable study concluded in Israel, a single session of hypnosis produced significant improvements in dry mouth for postradiation cancer patients. Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a common distressing side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. In this study patients were given one session of hypnosis to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth. The session was recorded and patients were instructed to listen to the CD twice a day. The researchers were stunned with their results. They found a 66% overall improvement in the patients xerostomia and a 75% increase in saliva flow! As the study states: ” Symptomatic improvement significantly correlated with the number of times the patient listened to the CD.” Now you know why I always instruct my patients to “Listen to the CD!” To check out the full synopsis just click this link:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18809612.
In a recent study of 51 female cancer patients at Baylor University showed that hypnotherapy produced a significant decrease in hot flashes. Using hypnotherapy as part of breast cancer is an option that all women undergoing chemotherapy need to consider. This study found that hypnosis produced a 68% decrease discomfort from hot flashes! Other significant benefits were also shown. Anxiety, depression and sleep all improved markedly. To read the full synopsis, just follow this link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18809612.
What Your Doctor Knows About Hypnosis
Imagine if there was a way to banish fear and strengthen your immune system. Imagine if there was away to conquer pain and improve comfort. Imagine if there was away to take back control of your body, your health, and your future. Doctors know that such a way exists: Hypnosis.
“ If this were a drug, everyone would be using it,” says Stanford University’s Dr. David Spiegel MD. “ Changing your mental set can change what’s going on in your body.” This message of hope is the conclusion of the international medical community. After more than a century of research and countless scientific studies, doctors know that hypnosis works and can be effectively utilized to treat a wide array of medical conditions. “ Hypnosis has been used in Western Medicine for more than 150 years to treat everything from anxiety to pain, from easing the nausea of cancer chemotherapy to enhancing performance,” says Harvard University’s Dr. Carol Ginandes Ph.D.
Who Can Benefit From Hypnotherapy?
Do you know someone who has gone from doctor to doctor looking for help? Do you know someone who suffers from chronic pain? Do you know someone who needs help but doesn’t know where to turn? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you have found the right place. You will find many of the answers you are looking for here.
The list of medical organizations which advocate the use of hypnosis includes such prestigious and well-respected institutions as the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Cancer Society, The National Institute of Health, Harvard Medical School, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, Beth Israel Hospital, and the Mayo Clinic.