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.
“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
“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