Hypnosis was originally used for medical purposes. It’s use in anesthesia is well documented before the advent of chemical anesthesia. It was and still is a stand-alone form of anesthesia for medical and dental procedures where the patient is allergic to the chemical version. Over 5000 surgeries using only hypnosis as anesthesia have been performed in the last year. Just imagine being able to go into surgery and come back out with out any nausea, headache and other negative side effects.
Medical hypnosis is a category of hypnosis which as the name implies uses hypnosis to alleviate medical issues. For any physical illness or syndrome their is a psychological component. This psychological component is what makes the placebo effect so strong that in double blind clinical trials the persons not receiving the drug have side effects as if they are receiving the drug. Their belief affects the body and their body is triggered to experience the expected side effects. Pain is also an area of medicine which is strongly associated to the mind. Simply by taking away the fear of pain the pain is reduced.
With hypnosis you can alleviate IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome and help people with other kinds of syndromes. In fact in one study 85% of IBS symptoms were alleviated with hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Conditions over which hypnosis can have an effect are:
- Chronic Fatigure Syndrome
- Habit Cough
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinsons Disease
- Chemo Side Effects
- Pain Syndromes