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    Facts and Findings

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    In 1958, the American Medical Association approved the use of hypnosis by properly trained professionals and recommended that it not be used for entertainment purposes.

    Blue Cross/Blue Shield of California researched the use of hypnosis and guided imagery prior to surgery and found a $2000 savings because of less medication, less nausea and vomiting, less pain and out of the hospital sooner.

    Hypnotherapy has been endorsed by the National Institute of Health and by the Joint Commission Association for Health Care Organizations for Chronic Pain Management, headaches, back pain, post-surgical pain, cancer pain and Fibromyalgia.

    Studies also show that hypnosis is 85% effective in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford and Blue Shield of California have published many studies on the efficacy of hypnosis in medicine.

    2005 Mayo Clinic reported the acceptance of hypnosis as a mode of treatment in medicine is increasing as a result of “careful methodical, empirical work of many research pioneers. Many important trials reviewed have helped to establish the role of hypnosis in complementary medicine.

    These trials have established the utility and efficacy of hypnosis for several conditions, either alone or as a part of the treatment regimen. Nonetheless, skepticism may prevail and hypnosis may remain underused because of the tendency to doubt or fear the unknown. According to a recent study, health care providers changed their attitudes significantly and positively, when presented with information about the use of hypnosis in medicine.

    Through greater awareness and acceptance of hypnosis, additional training and research can be inspired in pursuit of improved techniques and new areas of potential.

    London, U.K (PRWEB) November 25, 2004 — Aspiring managers from a wide range of disciplines; business coaches, change managers, sales managers and account directors to accountants and actuaries attend hypnotic influence master-classes each year. It’s a way of adding to their communication, “tool kit” and build on their intuitive and creative skills.

    Benefits in understanding the basic principles of hypnosis:

    1. Improving your general communication skills.

    2. Improving your communication skills in relation to specific business areas e.g. presenting, executive

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York stated women who underwent hypnosis before breast cancer surgery needed less anesthesia and had fewer side effects than women who got counseling instead, “there is a randomized clinical trial of 200 patients that really showed beneficial effects for patients,” said GuyMontgomery “It really works well.”

    BOSTON, Sept. 12 /U.S. Newswire 2006– Fatigue is so common among Americans that it almost feels normal. A new report from Harvard Medical School says that although the underlying cause of persistent fatigue can be hard to identify, that doesn’t mean the fatigue is imaginary. The following strategies can help: hypnosis, yoga and tai chi are effective in stress reduction.

    The 2007 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research reports-Although its medical uses aren’t entirely understood, hypnosis appears to help with a variety of health conditions when provided by a certified hypnotherapist or another qualified clinician.

    These range from helping to manage pain from chronic conditions to ease the symptoms of asthma to kicking bad habits like smoking.
    Andrew Weil, MD an internationally recognized physician and expert on mind-body interactions and integrative medicine said; “A person with a digestive problem or a skin problem can be assisted through hypnotherapy because around 85% of this type of problem is stress related.”

    Hypnosis is one of the best stress management techniques available according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    2008-Baylor Study Finds Hypnotic Relaxation TherapyMinimizes Hot Flashes- According to The Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study validates that this type of treatment is effective in decreasing hot flashes said Dr. Gary Elkins professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, “ There is a real need to study the emerging mind-body interactions to treat these ailments because many times medications are not an option.”

    Using hypnosis to visualize the pain and imagine it seeping away can be a powerful treatment strategy too. Olafur S. Palsson, a clinical psychologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders said “Research indicates that the probability of achieving benefits is excellent, even for patients who haven’t improved from standard medical care.”

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