In recent years I have had several clients ask for medical hypnosis for Parkinson’s Disease. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, but medications, surgery and multidisciplinary management can provide relief from the symptoms. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. These clients have reported to me that they have less tremors and that in time they learned to use self hypnosis to reduce the severity of tremors. There is a growing body of research supporting the use of hypnosis for Parkinson’s Disease.
Feasibility of clinical hypnosis for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
This case study reports on a 51-year-old male Parkinson’s patient who received 3 weekly sessions of a hypnosis intervention, as well as instruction in self-hypnosis. Actigraphy was used to assess rest-tremor severity. Results revealed a 94% reduction in rest tremors following treatment. Self-reported levels of anxiety, depression, sleep quality, pain, stiffness, libido, and quality of life also showed improvements. The patient reported a high level of satisfaction with treatment. These findings suggest clinical hypnosis is potentially feasible and beneficial treatment for some Parkinson’s symptoms. Further investigation with diverse samples and an ambulatory monitoring device is warranted.
I recently received an email from a Skype client who lives in another state. He wrote: “It’s been almost two months since our last session and I wanted you to know that I am doing really well. Yes, I still have Parkinson’s Disease, but I feel more in control. Using the self hypnosis and other stress reduction tools that you taught me I am more relaxed. I feel in control of my thoughts and my emotions. As a result I have less tremors and when I do have them I can dial them down and I no longer go into panic. As a result, I feel a new strength flowing within me. Thank you Roger for helping me take back my life.”
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