Hypnosis treatment is effective and safe when performed by a specialist. In movies, hypnosis is often portrayed as a control tactic – for example, to trick people into committing a crime or falling in love. Hypnotists are often seen as crazy magicians who put people on stage and make them neigh when they hear the word “horse.”
The way hypnosis is portrayed in the media may seem like it’s just fun, but hypnosis is more than just an entertainment factor. Hypnosis treatment can be beneficial to your health and well-being.
Hypnotherapy can be an effective method for dealing with stress and anxiety. Above all, clinical hypnosis can diminish stress levels and anxiety before dental and medical procedures, such as tooth extraction, cervical biopsy, breast biopsy, COVID vaccination, etc.
“In the healthcare industry, hypnosis can be used as psychological treatment to help you experience changes in feelings, perceptions, thoughts, or behaviors. It is performed in a clinical setting and performed by a qualified and licensed healthcare professional, such as a psychologist or physician, ”says Alison T. Grant, MD, a physician at the University of Pennsylvania Family and Internal Medicine office in New Jersey.
Hypnosis treatment usually includes suggestions for relaxation, calm and general well-being, which may only last during the session but can sometimes be reactivated later by the patient. Typical approaches involve instructions for thinking about pleasant experiences or verbal cues to bring you into a trance state.
Hypnotherapy – a form of therapy that uses hypnosis as a standalone or supplemental treatment – can benefit your health in several ways.
Hypnosis has been studied for other conditions, including:
Hypnosis treatment for Pain control.
Hypnosis can help with pain from burns, cancer, childbirth, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint problems, dental procedures, and headaches. Hypnosis can help with pain – for example, after surgery, migraines, or tension headaches. And it can also help with chronic pain. People with pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, cancer, sickle cell anemia, fibromyalgia, and people with low back pain may experience relief from hypnosis.
How it works: Hypnosis can help you cope with pain and gain more control over it. In addition, research shows that hypnosis can do this effectively over long periods.
Hot flushes can be treated with hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy can relieve the signs of hot flashes as a result of menopause.
If you are a woman experiencing menopause, you may find yourself looking for complementary and alternative treatments for the hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and other symptoms that are common at this time.
Women are frequently given hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to relieve menopausal symptoms. However, HRT is inappropriate for everyone and carries a negligible but significant cancer risk.
Hypnotherapy is one strategy that the North American Menopause Society advises for the management of menopause symptoms1.
Hypnosis treatment for behavior change.
Hypnosis has been used successfully in treating insomnia, bedwetting, smoking, and overeating.
Side Effects of Cancer Treatment. Hypnosis has been used to relieve side effects related to chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Hypnotherapy for mental health conditions.
Hypnosis can help treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, phobias, and post-traumatic stress.
Deep sleep hypnosis for insomnia.
Hypnosis can be helpful if you are sleepwalking or struggling to fall asleep and maintain normal sleep. Hypnosis can be relaxing enough to make it easier to fall asleep if you suffer from insomnia.
If you are a sleepwalker, hypnosis can also teach you to wake up when you feel your feet touching the floor and helps you avoid sleepwalking antics.
And if you want to get some sleep, hypnosis can help with that too. Learning self-hypnosis techniques can increase the amount of time you sleep and the amount of time you spend in deep sleep, the type of sleep you need to wake up feeling awake.
How it works: Verbal cues put you into a trance state, similar to how you feel when you are so carried away by a book or movie that you do not notice what is happening around you. After hypnosis – or even during – you will fall asleep.
Anxiety treatment – hypnosis is #1
Relaxation techniques, including hypnosis, can sometimes relieve anxiety. Hypnosis tends to be more effective in people whose anxiety stems from a chronic health problem, such as heart disease, rather than a generalized anxiety disorder.
Hypnosis can also be helpful if you are struggling with a phobia, a type of anxiety disorder in which you are terrified of something that does not pose a significant threat.
How it works: Hypnosis works to relieve anxiety by encouraging your body to activate its natural relaxation response through the use of a phrase or non-verbal cue, slowing breathing, lowering blood pressure, and instilling a general sense of well-being.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome diminishes from hypnosis treatment
Clinical trials consistently confirm the effectiveness of hypnosis in IBS. IBS is abdominal pain caused by the gut, and hypnosis can help relieve symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, and gas.
Dr. Grant explains, “IBS can sometimes cause secondary symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, back pain, and urinary problems. It has turned out that hypnosis can help with that as well.
How It Works: Hypnosis guides you through progressive relaxation, providing soothing images and sensations to combat your symptoms.
Quit Smoking with hypnosis.
“Giving up cigarettes is not easy. Many methods help you quit, such as nicotine patches or prescription drugs. While the research is ongoing, many people have found that hypnosis helped them break free from smoking,” explains Dr. Grant.
Smoking cessation hypnosis works best if you work individually with a hypnotherapist who can tailor your hypnosis sessions to suit your lifestyle.
There are many ways to use hypnosis treatment, but a professional must hypnotize you. There are no license requirements for hypnosis in many states, and you may get confused by a beautiful website and fake reviews. Make sure that the hypnotist you are allowing to work on your subconscious level is a medical professional with appropriate training in hypnotherapy.
Have questions about hypnosis treatment and how it can help you? Please request an appointment with Dr. Victor Tsan online or by contacting us at 267-314-7575 to discuss how relaxation techniques, including hypnosis, can boost your overall health and wellness.