"Hypnosis can help
adult patients control
other forms of pain,
relieve gastrointestinal problems, stimulate weight loss, clear up skin problems,
and accelerate the healing of bone
fractures and surgical wounds."
"Hypnosis can help.
A growing body of
research supports the
ancient practice as an
effective tool in the treatment of a variety of
problems, from anxiety to chronic pain."
"Hypnosis is merely a tool
-- a technique to tap into
says Oster, who heads the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
No pocket watches are involved and no one
clucks like a chicken afterward. In fact hypnosis
is a state of concentration and focused attention.
With it the mind can be more powerful.
You simply have slipped into your subconscious.
Research from Harvard Medical School and
other institutions is showing evidence
that hypnosis is indeed a process of mind
"Hypnosis has gained
credibility in the past
five years because of
research using the
latest brain imaging technology. Studies show
hypnosis can help treat a multitude of disorders."
Why You Should Try Hypnosis
The Healing Power of Hypnosis
The latest research shows that it eases pain, speeds healing, increases fertility, even fights cancer.
By Alexis Jetter , Alexis Jetter writes about science and politics, and is the co-editor of The Politics of Motherhood.
(Feb. 7, 2006) -- Wendy W.* couldn't believe it: Her cycles had always been very regular, but the minute she decided to try to get pregnant, she stopped menstruating.
After 4 months without a period, the 24-year-old nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, consulted an OB/GYN who was a fertility specialist.
He couldn't find the slightest thing wrong with her or her husband. Okay, she concluded, I guess my mind has stopped my period.
She called the hospital's psychiatry department. "I want someone good," she said. Da-shih Hu, MD, a psychiatrist and an assistant professor at Dartmouth Medical School, invited Wendy into his office.
They talked about her life, marriage, and work but found no obvious reasons why her reproductive system had shut down. When Hu suggested that hypnosis might help, Wendy bristled. "I thought he was literally nuts," she says. "I knew nothing about hypnosis, except that it's a bad Vegas act. And I hate magicians."