In 1999 the British Medical Journal advanced its opinion that hypnosis was effective for many more things including relief from the treatments of cancer, panic disorders, insomnia, phobias, obesity, pain, asthma, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Sometimes, and this is no one’s ‘fault’, living in a way that doesn’t serve us (bad food, bad thoughts, bad lifestyle) leads to electricity getting stuck in particular spots. This creates pain, dysfunction, and depression.
It’s a common belief that we are who we are, and our ‘cravings’ as such, are a part of our essential fabric. But many of us have a strong, and correct, sense that we can release many of our unhealthy urges, and for good. It’s simply a matter of finding the key that unlocks that door, opening the door, and walking through it.
In a recent study, 20 women between the ages of 22 and 42, all with BMI (Body Mass Index) higher than 27, were divided into 2 groups. The group of women who followed a regimen of a 2,000 calorie-per-day diet, regular exercise and weekly ear acupuncture treatments lost on average more than twice as much weight as those who only dieted and exercised, even when they did not comply exactly with the treatment plan.
A recent study came to the same conclusion that many people have already arrived at: that Acupuncture is an effective weight loss tool. With more and more people adding acupuncture to their weight loss regimen, what was needed was a critical assessment of the studies that have been performed.
nd that is why few diets work—they simply haven’t been absorbed by the subconscious long enough to make them stick.
I’ve just discovered a terrific government-sponsored website that helps people stop in their stop-smoking process (and I do know it’s a process).
People wanting to quit smoking often go to an acupuncturist or a hypnotist, because both modalities have (correctly) earned reputations as being effective in mitigating various cravings. My approach uses both techniques successfully: