Some people treat techniques such as hypnotherapy as something best reserved for the loonies or crackpots but the truth is that these treatment forms can have some real life and proven health benefits for many patients when it comes to certain medical conditions. Hypnotherapy has been applied in the promotion and protection of health in many areas for thousands of years.
The best treatments should be carried out not by “spiritual healers” but by the well-trained and very professional health care providers who are credentialed to provide such forms of treatments. Hypnosis has been used in building mind concentration and power which helps us in using our minds more powerfully in order to solve many of the everyday problems that we are grappling with.
In fact, one of the most effective applications of hypnotherapy is the harnessing of the powers of the mind. The mind has hidden powers and hypnosis assists us in unlocking these powers to achieve limitless potential both in our will to action but also in the improvement of our overall well-being.
Hypnotherapy can generally be defined as the medical application of the hypnosis techniques. It involves the use of several techniques such as imagery and repetitive verbs in order to achieve a heightened sense of concentration of the mind. Hypnotherapy or medical hypnosis will induce the mind into a trance-like state which causes unusually high concentration levels.
During the hypnotherapy session, the patient should feel unusually calm and relaxed. This will in turn open people up to the power of suggestion which is the essence of hypnosis. Here are some of the main medical benefits that can be derived from the power of hypnotherapy:-
Using hypnotherapy in order to achieve deep sleep
The effect of hypnosis on our sleep patterns has now been verified through empirical evidence. The research found that people who were most susceptible to hypnosis recorded 80% improvements in deep sleep than those who were less susceptible after both had listened to the hypnotic suggestion tapes. The big advantage of hypnosis as a sleep inducing “drug” is that you can record tremendous improvements in your slow-wave sleep, otherwise known as the deep restorative sleep, without any side effects.
Using hypnotic therapy in relieving the irritable bowel syndrome
Research into this effect of hypnosis was carried out as far back as 2003. It was founded that hypnosis relieved the irritable bowel syndrome in up to 73% of respondents who had been put under the influence of hypnotic suggestion. A whopping 81% of the respondents even continued feeling better 6 years after the hypnotic treatment had been administered.
This study, amongst others, clearly indicates that hypnosis can be successfully used to reduce the cost of health care for many families who opt for the treatment.
Use in quelling the hot flashes
Hypnosis was founded to reduce the hot flashes by up to 74% after a 12-week period amongst the postmenopausal women who reported at least 50 hot flashes every week. This was in a sharp contrast to the women who had opted for a medical/clinical solution as opposed to hypnotherapy. Only a meager 17% saw a reduction in the hot flashes over the same period.
It can ease the pain
Hypnosis is one of the most powerful remedies when it comes to managing the pain. Hypnosis has proven quite effective in managing some of the pain that is associated with several conditions such as cancer and arthritis.
Using hypnotherapy in calming the nerves
This is another powerful and effective application of hypnotherapy. Due to its great ability in harnessing the mind’s hidden powers and forcing the mind to achieve heightened levels of concentration-or trance-hypnosis is very effective in managing stress related conditions. Hypnosis generally helps patients adjust their expectations, in situations where patients’ expectations cause pain and anxiety, in order to minimize that pain and anxiety.
These proven techniques of the effect of hypnotherapy in achieving health benefits show that we can significantly our healthcare costs when we deploy hypnotherapy in certain areas where they are most effective such as stress and anxiety management.