Hagerstown Medical Hypnosis2021-07-12T17:44:13+00:00

Medical Hypnosis at Hagerstown Hypnosis Center

Have you felt pain, hopeless or scared because of medical issues

The research is amazing (I even posted a few citations below), and the research shows that hypnosis is an effective way to treat certain conditions, to control symptoms or side effects, and to improve the quality of life. When people learn hypnosis and mindfulness techniques prior to surgery the feel better, heal faster, require less medication, and reduce complications.

Do you want to feel better? Call me and we can discuss your condition, what really works, and start using the power of hypnosis to improve your quality of life. There are solutions. The research backs it up. And you can find solutions at Hagerstown Hypnosis.

Stress Management

“The combination of mindfulness and self-hypnosis could provide a tool that is easily implemented by individuals who want to care for their well-being in times of high stress. Each discipline has been shown to be effective in relieving stress, and integration could further facilitate change while creating a tool that is highly accessible. There are many similarities between the two practices, such as focusing of attention and the emphasis on mind–body connection.”

Gary R. Elkins, R. Lynae Roberts & Lauren Simicich (2018) Mindful Self-Hypnosis for Self-Care: An Integrative Model and Illustrative Case Example, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 61:1, 45-56, DOI: 10.1080/00029157.2018.1456896

Hypnosis for treatment of Anxiety

“Hypnosis was more effective in reducing anxiety when combined with other psychological interventions than when used as a stand-alone treatment.”

Christian M. Hammer, Michael Scholz, Larissa Bischofsberger, Alexander Hammer, Benedikt Kleinsasser, Friedrich Paulsen, Pascal H.M. Burger. (2021) Positive effects of medical hypnosis on test anxiety in first year medical students. Innovations in Education and Teaching International 0:0, pages 1-11.

Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation

“Efforts to stop a tobacco habit have components which are both physical and emotional in nature and which produce periods of discomfort and high relapse rates. Hypnosis can be supportive for both the physical and emotional aspects necessary for successful cessation. Health risks of tobacco use cannot be overlooked, and individuals burdened by tobacco habits will benefit from health professionals’ greater appreciation for the contributions hypnosis can offer. Tobacco cessation incorporating hypnosis can be successful when careful attention is given to the program design.”

Mary Herring (2019) Strategies and Design of Hypnosis Intervention for Tobacco Cessation, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 61:4, 345-369, DOI: 10.1080/00029157.2018.1491386

Pain Control

“Hypnosis produced 42% & 29% pain reduction in high & medium suggestibles respectively…These findings suggest that hypnotic intervention can deliver meaningful pain relief for most people and therefore may be an effective and safe alternative to pharmaceutical intervention.”

Trevor Thompson, Devin B. Terhune, Charlotte Oram, Joseph Sharangparni, Rommana Rouf, Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs. The effectiveness of hypnosis for pain relief: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 85 controlled experimental trials. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Volume 99. (2019 Pages 298-310. ISSN 0149-7634, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.02.013.

Cancer Treatment Help

“Although sometimes maligned and often misunderstood, clinical hypnosis can be utilized as a powerful adjunct for the treatment of mind–body conditions, including cancer. Unlike customary medical regimens that treat diseases of the body and psychotherapies that address disorders of the psyche, hypnosis is a uniquely customizable multi-tool that can augment the treatment of both physical and emotional disorders as well as their complex interactions.”

Carol Ginandes (2017) Staying the Course: Using Hypnosis to Help Cancer Patients Navigate Their Illness, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 60:1, 85-102, DOI: 10.1080/00029157.2017.1316233

Hypnosis for Breast Cancer

“The evidence suggests that hypnosis may help treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting in breast cancer patients, manage pain in a variety of contexts, and also reduce levels of anxiety and overall distress around surgical and medical procedures, both in children and adults. Emerging research shows promise for treating hot flashes in women with breast cancer.”

Carlson, L.E., Toivonen, K., Flynn, M. et al. The Role of Hypnosis in Cancer Care. Curr Oncol Rep 20, 93 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11912-018-0739-1

Pre-surgical Hypnosis

“Hypnosis is a technique requiring no drugs that acts during the three phases of surgery, reducing stress at the pre-surgical phase and the administration of anesthetic drugs during the intraoperative phase, as well as leading to improved management of postoperative pain and quality of life management.”

M. Lopes, L. Dridi, R. Yvernay. Use of hypnosis preoperatively for surgery of the spine: Pilot study. Neurochirurgie, Volume 67, Issue 4 (2021) Pages 358-361, ISSN 0028-3770, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuchi.2020.11.012.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

“CBT and hypnotherapy can produce substantial improvement in the digestive tract symptoms, psychological well-being, and quality of life of GI patients. However, they have long been hampered by limited scalability and significant cost, and only been sufficiently tested for a few GI health problems. Through adoption of more cost-effective therapy formats and teletherapy, and by expanding the scope of efficacy testing to additional GI treatment targets, these interventions have the potential to become widely available options for improving clinical outcomes for patients with hard-to-treat GI disorders.”

Palsson, O.S., Ballou, S. Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for the Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 22, 31 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11894-020-00769-z
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