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  • Jan 16, 2013
The Hypnosis Treatment Option -Proven Solutions for Pain, Insomnia, Stress, Obesity
and Other Common Health Problems
by Dr. Scott D. Lewis is an excellent wellness
tool utilized to manage chronic stress, anxiety, over-medicating and the post surgical
recovery process.

According to Lewis, hypnosis is a heightened state of self-awareness with
externalities dimmed. At the end of the session, the hypnotist may provide a
hypnotic prompt to help change perceptions or behaviors more permanently.
Hypnosis transcends relaxation in order to probe the area of visualization so
that the patient can feel less pain.

Lewis cites studies that show that hypnosis can change allergic and inflammatory
reactions, control seizures, boost the productivity of cells involved in immunity,
provide some relief for asthma patients and enable hemophiliacs to control
excessive bleeding. In addition, hypnosis has been used to increase helper
T cells in HIV patients. Hypnosis has helped to reduce flashback and panic
symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lewis explains how to locate a good hypnotist through The American Society
of Clinical Hypnosis, The International Journal for Clinical and Experimental
Hypnosis and The American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts.
The author
cautions patients to avoid age regression therapy, unsupported miracle claims,
discontinuance of medications and lengthy time commitments.

The book explains how hypnosis can lessen generalized anxiety, performance
anxiety over test-taking, public-speaking phobias and fear of flying or falling.
At bottom, hypnosis can help patients conquer fears without too much
medication. Since hypnosis can help control stress and panic, it is used quite
successfully in lessening the stress from the onset of an asthma attack.
Hypnosis has helped in reducing the anxiety and fear during pregnancy and

Lewis mentions eight ways that hypnosis can reduce chronic pain. Examples
are overriding pain signals, changing pain perceptions, reducing
catastrophizing, decreasing muscle tension, improving sleep and
building up confidence.

Lewis provides a directory of conditions helped by hypnosis. The list is
exhaustive. Some of the classic chronic conditions helped by hypnosis
include allergies, bulimia, burns, post-chemotherapy, cystic fibrosis,
depression, difficulty in swallowing, hemophilia, immunity, impotence,
multiple sclerosis, peptic ulcers, post-traumatic stress disorder,
urinary incontinence and warts.

The Hypnosis Treatment Option by Dr. Lewis is a helpful supplement
for your existing medical treatment regimen. When used in the proper
context, hypnosis can be a helpful modality for reducing pain under
highly controlled conditions in coordination with your physician.
Hypnosis is not a cure-all. For instance, patients with an imploding
gallbladder, burst appendix or gross calcifications should seek
immediate surgical attention to remove the source of the pain
while medical intervention is still possible.

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January 21, 2013
friend's dad took on hypnosis to quit smoking...
January 28, 2013
Smoking is a classic application for hypnosis because patients act upon queues taught by the practitioner when the patient grabs for a cig.
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