I was excited to hear on CNN that hypnosis is a legitimate part of a comprehensive treatment plan. As a Seattle medical hypnosis specialist I have assisted people living with pain, cancer, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other health challenges since 1997. Endocrinologists, oncologists, family practitioners, dentists, chiropractors and other health care professionals regularly refer their patients to me for hypnosis.
Hypnosis has been used in Western medicine for more than 150 years to treat anxiety, pain, easing the nausea of cancer chemotherapy and to help your body to heal. The body of evidence in support of hypnosis for health continues to advance with studies conducted at Mayo, Harvard, Stanford and many other respected institutions. Many hospitals, cancer centers and other medical facilities have hypnotherapists on staff.
If you are living with pain, illness, disease, phobias, anxiety or want to lose weight or stop smoking, sent me an email or give me a call. No matter where you may live, you too can benefit from hypnosis.
Not just for TV: Hypnosis legit part of comprehensive treatment plan
CNN, August 19, 2015: According to David Spiegel, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University, not only is hypnotherapy legitimate, it’s “literally the oldest Western conception of a psychotherapy.”
Spiegel has been conducting studies about the benefits of hypnosis for more than 40 years and he said there is no doubt that hypnosis works as an effective therapeutic technique to manage pain and kick bad habits.
In 2000, Spiegel and his colleagues determined that patients using hypnosis as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan could significantly reduce drug use and procedure time.
“Lowering those two meant an average cost savings of approximately $338,” Spiegel said. A 2007 article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute doubled that figure, finding that a hospital saved $772 per patient in the hypnosis group, mainly due to reduced surgical time. “Patients who received hypnosis reported less post-surgical pain, nausea, fatigue and discomfort,” according to a release from the American Psychological Association.
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Medical hypnosis offers clients the ability to attain beneficial change even in difficult cases. Often this change occurs quickly. Medical hypnosis is underutilized as a therapeutic modality which is a disadvantage to both recipients and physicians. In this era of emphasis on cost-effectiveness, medical hypnosis should be of special interest to clients and physicians.
Medical hypnosis is not an alternative to or replacement for professional medical care. Be sure to consult with your physician and continue medical treatment. Medical hypnosis is used in cooperation with your professional medical treatment.
If you live too far from Seattle or Bainbridge Island, or are unable to travel, you can still benefit from medical hypnosis with Roger Moore. I meet with people in several states and countries online through the Hypnosis Health Info Virtual Office. No matter where you may live, you too can learn medical self hypnosis.
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