According to the Spondylitis Association of America™, Ankylosing spondylitis (pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss), or AS, is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can become involved. It causes inflammation of the spinal joints (vertebrae) that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort. In the most advanced cases (but not in all cases), this inflammation can lead to new bone formation on the spine, causing the spine to fuse in a fixed, immobile position, sometimes creating a forward-stooped posture.
Ankylosing spondylitis can also cause inflammation, pain and stiffness in other areas of the body such as the shoulders, hips, ribs, heels and small joints of the hands and feet. Sometimes the eyes can become involved (known as Iritis or Uveitis), and rarely, the lungs and heart can be affected.
Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune disease.
Hypnosis can boost your immune system
Researchers from Ohio State University have determined that hypnotherapy can prevent the immune system from weakening due to stress. Hypnosis helps strengthen the immune system through relaxation. For people who worry a lot, are anxious, or are easily distracted, hypnosis helps them calm down so that their immune system does not weaken due to the stress. When hypnosis is induced in a person, relaxation techniques are used. Stress is a main contributor to a weakened immune system. Hypnosis acts to increase positive thinking through suggestion while using relaxation techniques to decrease stress.
Hypnosis can indeed improve the function of specific parts of the immune system. An overactive immune system can be quieted via imagery just as an overactive nervous system can. You can learn hypnosis for ankylosing spondylitis and for other autoimmune diseases.
I have developed a specific hypnosis protocol for ankylosing spondylitis to help you learn the tools to reduce discomfort and to boost your immune system. Personal sessions for AS are available at my Seattle hypnosis office in the Medical Dental Building in downtown Seattle, at my Bainbridge Island hypnosis office and on-line with Skype.
Hypnosis MP3 Downloads for
These hypnosis MP3 downloads can help you to learn relaxation and imagery to help you reduce the symptoms of AS. These techniques are designed to help balance the immune system and help you to have better control with this disease.
Control Room for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Learn to use the Control Room of your body for your health and wellness. Dial back the discomfort and turn up the dial for a healthy immune system. Length: 26:37
Symphony for Ankylosing Spondylitis
In this MP3 download you will learn how to conduct your own healing symphony with your subconscious mind. Length: 26:37