I’m not at all surprised to read that 1/3 of the people with arthritis report anxiety or depression. As someone who has suffered with rheumatoid arthritis in the past, I experienced stress, anxiety and depression. It is frightening and depressing to have your body ache and no longer work as it should and to watch as joints become swollen and misshapen. Knowing what I know about hypnosis and how the mind works, I started using my unconscious mind to make changes with my autoimmune system. I used stress reduction techniques that allowed my immune system to function better. The aching and swelling went away, my joints are no longer misshapen and my symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are gone. Today I teach clients self hypnosis for autoimmune disease so that they too can reduce or eliminate their own symptoms of arthritis.
1/3 With Arthritis Report
Anxiety or Depression
WebMD, April 30, 2012: One-third of people 45 and older with arthritis report that they are depressed or anxious, a new study shows.
And anxiety may even be more common than depression among these people.
“Many patients with arthritis have depression or anxiety related to pain, loss of function or participation, and uncertainty,” says David Pisetsky, MD, in an email. He is the chief of rheumatology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.
“Symptoms can be improved by decreasing pain, increasing physical activity, and controlling disease,” he says.
It makes sense that people with arthritis would feel anxious, says Martin Jan Bergman, MD. He is a clinical associate professor of medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and chief of rheumatology at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, Pa.
“If a person is concerned that they are not going to be able to take care of their family or go to work, they are going to be anxious about that,” he says.
My hypnosis for autoimmune disease program can help you to end your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Hypnosis will naturally allow you relax and be free of anxiety and depression. I’m happy to teach you self hypnosis so that you too can decrease your pain and increase physical activity.
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