Hypnotherapy in the News
Here you will find several interesting articles about hypnotherapy that we came across in the press.
Hypnosis Has "Very Real" Effect
Hypnosis has a "very real" effect that can be picked up on brain scans, say Hull University researchers.
An imaging study of hypnotised participants showed decreased activity in the parts of the brain linked with daydreaming or letting the mind wander.
The same brain patterns were absent in people who had the tests but who were not susceptible to being hypnotised.
One psychologist said the study backed the theory that hypnosis "primes" the brain to be open to suggestion.
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Hypnotherapy "can help" irritable bowel syndrome
Greater use of hypnotherapy to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome would help sufferers and might save money, says a gastroenterologist.
Dr Roland Valori, editor of Frontline Gastroenterology, said of the first 100 of his patients treated, symptoms improved significantly for nine in 10.
He said that although previous research has shown hypnotherapy is effective for IBS sufferers, it is not widely used. This may be because doctors simply do not believe it works.
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Can Hypnotherapy Beat IBS?
Hypnotherapy appears to be an effective long-term treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with sufferers feeling the benefits for at least five years, new research claims.
More than 200 patients with IBS were monitored after undergoing gut-directed hypnotherapy, each recording their symptoms, quality of life and levels of anxiety and stress before and after treatment.
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Children can be taught to use their imagination to tackle frequent bouts of stomach pain, research shows.
A relaxation-type CD, asking children to imagine themselves in scenarios like floating on a cloud led to dramatic improvements in abdominal pain.
The US researchers said the technique worked particularly well in children as they have such fertile imaginations.
It has been estimated that frequent stomach pain with no identifiable cause affects up to one in five children.
The research, published in the journal Pediatrics, follows on from studies showing hypnosis is an effective treatment for a range of conditions known as functional abdominal pain, which includes things like irritable bowel syndrome.
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Please note that if you suffered from any type of pain you need to visit your GP first to ensure there are no physical causes or any immediate danger.
Hypnosis to Feel Warm
This is a bit on the funny side of how to use hypnosis but still shows the power of hypnosis none the less. A cobbler in Bromsgrove has employed a hypnotist to keep his four young staff warm in the cold weather, instead of investing into buying more heaters.
Hypnosis to go under the knife
Bernadine Coady used self-hypnosis as pain relief during a one-hour knee operation.
Hypnosis Blocks Dental Pain
A patient turned "guinea pig" and used hypnotherapy to have potentially painful treatment at the dentist.
NHS should offer hypnosis as standard says new report
Hypnosis should become a standard technique on the NHS to treat a range of conditions according to a new report.
The hypnosis and psychosomatic medicine section of the Royal Society of Medicine says the technique can be used to relieve pain and treat stress related conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.