Medical Abstracts and NY Times articles On hypnosis.

The Possibilities In Hypnosis, Where The Patient has the Power
New York Times Article by Jane E. Brody discusses the benefits of hypnosis.

Break Your Bad Habit — Overnight!
MSNBC Report: Studies show hypnosis can help you conquer your troubling obsessions

Hypnosis Gains Credence As Influence On The Body; It Helps Control Pain, Fear And Habits
When Michael Tracy learned at the age of 15 that he had a form of cancer known as lymphoma,
his world seemed to cave in on all sides. Continue Reading

Study Finds Hypnosis Can Suppress Brain’s Perception Of PainBusiness group and doctor
NYT Article: Hypnosis can suppress the brain’s perception of pain, a study has found.

For Athletes, Better Focus With Hypnosis
Moments before the gun sounded to start his World Cup 400m race, Iwan Thomas
gently tugged on his left ear lobe. Continue reading NYT article

Science Watch: Hypnosis For Hemophiliacs
Self-hypnosis has been able to lower this stress, reducing the amount of clotting
factor that hemophiliacs require to control bleedingContinue reading NYT article

Hypnosis: A Hit In The Gut
This study confirms that the benefits of HT are long lasting,
with continued improvement in symptomsContinue reading NYT article

Herbs, Hypnosis May  Ease Common Bowel Pain
In studies involving a total of 644 patients, about 80 percent reported relief
of symptoms after hypnosisContinue reading NYT article

This Is Your Brain Under Hypnosis
Hypnosis is receiving some new respect from neuroscientistsContinue reading NYT  Science article

Hypnosis  Successfully Treats PTSD 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine Read here.


Hypnosis Helps The Body Heal Faster, and With Less Pain, according Harvard Medical Studies

Accessing Higher Self

Accessing Higher Self

Hand Surgery Using Only Hypnosis As Anesthesia (CBS News)

Mayo Clinic reviews & summarizes prior hypnosis studies. Hypnosis in Contemporary
Medicine. A review study of over a hundred clinical studies of hypnosis for medical
procedures documents that hypnosis is beneficial for allergy, anesthesia for pain,
anesthesia for surgery, warts, dermatitis, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcers,
abdominal surgery, healing from injury or surgery, hemophilia, hypertension,
headaches, childbirth, asthma, smoking cessation, fibromyalgia, impotence, and
urinary incontinence. “Many important trials reviewed here have helped to establish the
role of hypnosis in contemporary medicine. These trials have established the utility and
efficacy of hypnosis for several medical conditions, either alone or as part of the treatment
regimen,” writes Stewart, JH, Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic
College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2005;80:511-524 (Full text)

Preoperative guided imagery improves cardiac surgery outcomes. Effect of guided
imagery on length of stay, pain and anxiety in cardiac surgery patients. Cardiac surgery
patients who listened to a preop guided imagery surgical tape had significantly less pain,
anxiety and two days shorter hospital stay.” Tusek, D. L., Cwynar, R., and Cosgrove, D.M., Cleveland
Clinic, Ohio, Journal of Cardiovascular Management 10;2:22-8 1999

Hypnosis beneficial for breast surgeries.A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Brief
Hypnosis Intervention to Control Side Effects in Breast Surgery Patients. In a randomized
study of 200 women undergoing surgery for breast cancer, those who received a brief
hypnosis session before entering the operating room required less anesthesia and pain
medication during surgery, and reported less pain, nausea, fatigue, and discomfort after
surgery than women who did not receive hypnosis. The overall cost of surgery was also
significantly less for women undergoing hypnosis. Montgomery GH, Bovbjerg DH, Schnur JB, David D,
Goldfarb A, Weltz CR, Schechter C, Graff-Zivin J, Tatrow K, Price DD, Silverstein JH. Department of Oncological
Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2007 Sep ;99(17):1304-12.(Article)

Hypnosis and dermatology. Hypnosis in Dermatology. 

A comprehensive review of dermatology studies spanning 32 years that involved hypnosis concluded: “A wide spectrum of dermatologic disorders may be improved or cured using hypnosis as an alternative or complementary therapy, including acne excoriee, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, dyshidrotic dermatitis, erythromelalgia, furuncles, glossodynia, herpes simplex, hyperhidrosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, nummular dermatitis, postherpetic neuralgia, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, trichotillomania, urticaria, verruca vulgaris, and vitiligo.” Shenefelt PD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Arch Dermatol. 2000 Mar;136(3):393-9  (NIH Online Abstract)


Mind/body suggestions control blood flow during surgery. Preoperative Instruction for Decreased Bleeding During Spine Surgery.
In a trial with 93 spinal surgery patients at the University of California (Davis) Medical Center, those who received specific instructions about blood flow lost an average 500 cubic centimeters of blood, compared to 900 cubic centimeters lost on average by both the controls and a third group taught relaxation techniques. Bennett, HL et al., (originally Anesthesiology v.65, No. 3A, Sept. 1986), recently: Center for the Advancement of Perioperative Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Anesth Analg 2006;102:1394-139 (Full text here)



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