Pain Management

ABC News: Medical Hypnosis for Pain Management

YouTube Video: Medical Hypnosis

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On YouTube: An interesting segment that appeared on ABC News about Medical Hypnosis for pain management.  Recent study shows benefits of Medical Hypnosis include: less pain, shorter stay in hospital, reduced recovery time, and it saves money.  Specifically in this news report, they are talking about minimizing pain after breast cancer surgery using hypnosis.

To Watch this Video, please follow this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZBFtgxlAgA&feature=youtu.be

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HypnoBirthing for an Easier Childbirth

HypnoBirthing takes the hard-labour out of Childbirth

www.thebirthingsite.com

Here is an excellent article about HypnoBirthing written by a fellow practitioner over in the UK.  Please have a read!

Jacqueline Grimsley writes: “MENTION labour and delivery to an expectant mum and the chances are her heart will begin to race at the thought of what’s to come. But HypnoBirthing helps mums-to-be overcome their fear and tension with a different way of birthing … HypnoBirthing enables mums to eliminate the ‘fear-tension-pain’ syndrome, resulting in a comfortable, relaxed birthing experience whilst being in complete control.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.thebirthingsite.com/birthing-assistance/item/441-hypnobirthing-takes-the-hard-labour-out-ofchildbirth.html

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Rehabiliation Expert Urges Doctors to Consider Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management

Hypnosis to tackle problems of chronic pain: International expert

www.news-medical.net

Presenting at the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting in Brisbane, visiting rehabilitation expert Professor Mark Jensen, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, urged healthcare professionals to consider Hypnotic Therapy as a ‘mainstream’ treatment option in the management of chronic pain, and to discuss this option with their patients.

“Pain management for patients, particularly those with long-term illness or injury requires a considered and holistic approach,” Professor Jensen said. “Imaging studies have shown that Hypnotic Therapy influences all of the cortical areas and neuro-physiological process that underline pain. Helping patients manage pain can have a significant psychological impact. What people do to manage pain and what they think about pain, and their social environment, can all influence pain and its negative impact on functioning.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110915/Hypnosis-to-tackle-problems-of-chronic-pain-International-expert.aspx

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Imagination Stimulates the Brain to Help You Heal Faster from Injury

The healing power of imagination

www.theaustralian.com.au

Doctors working with burn patients at Adelaide’s Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) use images of moving body parts and a mirror box to stimulate certain parts of the brain. An injured hand is placed in a box out of sight behind a mirror, and the healthy hand is moved and reflected in the mirror.

“The brain thinks both [hands] are moving and it changes the swelling and the healing [in the injured hand],” says Fiona Wood, a British born plastic surgeon, director of the Royal Perth Hospital’s burns unit.

She wants to take the technique a step further, using an avatar of the person on a computer, to see if giving a patient’s brain the image of their working, undamaged body parts will speed up the healing process.

“I sort of fancifully say we can think ourselves whole. We need to understand how visualization impacts healing.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/the-healing-power-of-imagination/story-e6frg8y6-1226118237818

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Natural Childbirth – Calm and Relaxed with Hypnosis!

HypnoBirthing: Instinctive Birthing through Relaxation

http://www.midwiferytoday.com

For most women who have given birth, the thought that natural childbirth could be calm, relaxed and even pain-free seems to be a completely ridiculous idea.  It was far from their experience, and they opted for pain meds in order to get through it.  But most of these women were unaware of the power of their mind, and how hypnosis can in fact help expecting mothers achieve “the impossible” — a calm, comfortable, joyful birth experience.  Yes, it is possible!  I have been teaching HypnoBirthing classes for the past few years now both privately as well as at Emerson Hospital, and many of my mothers have experienced wonderful natural births.  The following article was written by one of my HypnoBirthing colleagues, and is very informative.  Please take a moment to have a read…

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/hypnobirthing.asp

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Major Surgery WITHOUT General Anesthesia?

Hypnosis – The New Anesthetic

http://www.cbsnews.com

Can you imagine going through major surgery without general anesthesia? That’s what one patient did when she had her thyroid removed. And in Belgium, more more than 8,000 surgeries have been done using hypnosis since 1992. Click this link for a picture-gallery guided article on the use of hypnotic anesthesia…

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10008770.html?tag=cbsnewsTwoColLowerPromoArea%3Bmorenews

 

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HypnoBirthing® Classes at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA

If you are expecting a baby (or know someone who is), please consider signing up for this class! I am the HypnoBirthing® instructor at Emerson Hospital and will be teaching the next set of classes starting on February 10th, 2013.  Please call either myself (508-246-2721) or Emerson Hospital’s Childbirth Education (978-287-3268) for more information.

HypnoBirthing® Classes Now Offered Again at Emerson Hospital’s Tender Beginnings. HypnoBirthing® is a unique program that will support a natural childbirth experience using hypnosis. You will learn simple breathing, relaxation and guided imagery techniques to help you release tension and fears, and increase comfort throughout your pregnancy and birth. This is a five week class.

Location: Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA
Dates: 5 Week class starting Sunday, February 10th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuition: $200/couple.

To register or to learn more, please call 978-287-3268.

http://emersonhosp.org/HealthResources/Birthing-Center-Classes.aspx

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New Milford Hospital Offers Hypnosis During Surgery

Relieving the effects of surgery with hypnosis

http://medicalxpress.com

Dr. Courtney Chambers, a surgeon at New Milford Hospital in Connecticut, says of hypnosis for surgery: “What I’m seeing is that more people are using less narcotics and using narcotics for shorter periods after surgery. To hear that people only stayed in bed for a day or two days as opposed to a week or 10 days moping around is very encouraging.”

“…hypnosis in the operating room is less common, but said studies have shown it can be effective. Researchers have found that hearing is the last sense to decline under anesthesia and that a patient can still be influenced by hypnotherapy while under anesthesia…”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-07-relieving-effects-surgery-hypnosis.html

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Get Relief from Tinnitus with Hypnosis

Getting Relief From Tinnitus May Be Mind Over Matter

http://abcnews.go.com

Researcher Jennifer Gans says: “A technique called mindfulness-based tinnitus reduction helps people separate the ringing from the stress, anxiety and other negative emotions it often causes.”

“Mindfulness techniques are becoming more popular remedies for a variety of ailments, including chronic pain, stress, itching, addiction and digestive disorders. A report by researchers at Harvard Medical School released in May 2011 found that more than 6 million Americans are advised by traditional doctors to try meditation and other mind-body interventions. For sicker patients, these non-conventional approaches make them feel better physically and emotionally. Hypnosis is one of the more common ways to use the mind to overcome the symptoms of a variety of illnesses…”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mind-body-intervention-holds-promise-alleviating-tinnitus-symptoms/story?id=14126165#.UKa3yGfNnb0

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Complementary Modalities Boost Immune System During Cancer Treatment

Integrative therapy program helps cancer patients through treatment and recovery

http://www.pennlive.com

Research shows that complimentary therapies like Reiki, Massage, Yoga – and of course Hypnosis – help to reduce stress levels, increase comfort, and also strengthen the immune system during cancer treatment and recovery.

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/index.ssf/2011/06/integrative_therapy_program_he.html

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