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By Mikael Häggström.When using this image in external works, it may be cited as follows:Häggström, Mikael. “Medical gallery of Mikael Häggström 2014”. Wikiversity Journal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.008. ISSN 20018762. (All used images are in public domain.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Since 2005 I have been teaching Hypnosis for Multiple Sclerosis in my Seattle hypnosis, Bainbridge hypnosis and more recently on line to people living with this autoimmune disease.

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The benefits of using hypnosis to improve immune function are well documented. Studies show that hypnosis for MS is effective for MS-associated symptoms, including anxiety, pain, and insomnia. Hypnosis is not a cure for MS, but it can be a way of managing changes, both physical and how you feel as a person. MS may exacerbate issues that already existed; it can also produce some of its own. Hypnotherapy can help with fatigue management, loss of confidence, fear of being dependent, change in abilities and loss of identity, pain, sleeping problems, fear of the future, anxiety, deep relaxation and reduction of stress, urinary and bowel issues.

Hypnosis for pain and neuromuscular rehabilitation with multiple sclerosis: case summary, literature review, and analysis of outcomes.

Videotaped treatment sessions in conjunction with 1-month, 1-year, and 8-year follow-up allow a unique level of analysis in a case study of hypnotic treatment for pain and neuromuscular rehabilitation with multiple sclerosis (MS). Preparatory psychotherapy was necessary to reduce the patient’s massive denial before she could actively participate in hypnosis. Subsequent hypnotic imagery and posthypnotic suggestion were accompanied by significantly improved control of pain, sitting balance, and diplopia (double vision), and a return to ambulatory capacity within 2 weeks of beginning treatment with hypnosis. Evidence regarding efficacy of hypnotic strategies included (a) direct temporal correlations between varying levels of pain relief and ambulatory capacity and the use versus non-use of hypnotic strategies, (b) the absence of pharmacological explanations, and (c) the ongoing presence of other MS-related symptoms that remained unaltered.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8690534

 

A Comparison of Self-Hypnosis Versus Progressive Muscle Relaxation in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Pain

Twenty-two patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic pain we recruited into a quasi-experimental trial comparing the effects of self-hypnosis training (HYP) with progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on pain intensity and pain interference; 8 received HYP and the remaining 14 participants were randomly assigned to receive either HYP or PMR. HYP-condition participants reported significantly greater pre- to postsession as well as pre- to posttreatment decreases in pain and pain interference than PMR-condition participants, and gains were maintained at 3-month follow-up. Most of the participants in both conditions reported that they continued to use the skills they learned in treatment and experienced pain relief when they did so. General hypnotizability was not significantly related to treatment outcome, but treatment-outcome expectancy assessed before and after the first session was. The results support the efficacy of self-hypnosis training for the management of chronic pain in persons with MS. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2758639/

The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (April 1997) published a preliminary report on the effectiveness of hypnosis in facilitating healing in a number of different conditions, and specifically in MS. All three MS cases studied showed improvement either immediately or within several weeks when hypnosis was used to suggest improvement of symptoms.

Hypnosis MP3 Downloads for
Multiple Sclerosis

These hypnosis MP3 downloads can help you to learn relaxation and imagery to help you reduce the symptoms of MS. These techniques are designed to help balance the immune system and help you to have better control with this disease.

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Control Room for Multiple Sclerosis

Learn to use the Control Room of your body for your health and wellness. Dial back the discomfort. Repair and regenerate your myelin sheath with a healthy and adequate supply of essential fatty acids. Restore your central nervous system functions. Length: 27:42
only $12.97




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Enhancing Your Immune System

Send a message down through your central nervous system to release these powerful cells to any place in your body that is in need. These cells are helpers, protectors and healers. They are your friends. Length: 27:28
Only $12.97




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MS Symphony

Use your subconscious mind to conduct your healing symphony with this hypnosis MP3 download. Length: 24:18
only $12.97




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Holographic Body for Multiple Sclerosis

Put the power of your mind to work to change and sculpt your body for greater health and wellness. Length: 25:42
only $12.97




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Walking with Balance and Awareness

You walk with a strong healthy and normal gate. Your hips, knees and muscles are flexible, balanced and strong. Your knees and ankles enjoy a happy, healthy wonderful spring to your step. What you once took for granted is now restored and a pleasure to walk naturally. Your knees, ankles and all muscles within your entire body have a happy, healthy spring with easy, strength and correct balance.
Length: 31:42
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Walking MS Power Minute

You walk grounded, aware of where your feet are. You peel your heal, foot forward stepping down onto the outer edge. Peeling your heel going forward onto the other foot. You walk mindfully with joy, confidence and balance. You walk with grace and ease. Length: 2:44
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Further Reading:

A Comparison of Self-Hypnosis Versus Progressive Muscle Relaxation in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Pain