Posts Tagged With: alternative medicine

Hypnosis to Rev Your Metabolism!

Hypnosis to Rev Your Metabolism

www.doctoroz.com

In my own hypnosis practice, I work with a lot of people to help them loose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.  In particular, I specialize in helping people who need to loose weight for major medical reasons, such as those who have diabetes type 2 or who have had bariatric weight loss surgery.

British hypnotist Paul McKenna has been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show a couple times now, talking about how hypnosis can be used to boost your metabolism, control cravings, and keep the weight off.  If you have not already seen these episodes, you can find them on the Dr. Oz Show website.

To Watch the Videos, follow these links:

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/hypnosis-weight-loss

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/hypnosis-rev-your-metabolism

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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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Targeting Stress Reduction Helps Prevent Addiction Relapse

Reward-Stress Link Points To New Targets For Treating Addiction

www.sciencedaily.com

Being as I am someone who knows the power of hypnosis to reduce stress levels (and that hypnosis is also known to raise dopamine and endorphin levels in the brain without any drugs) — I couldn’t help thinking while reading this article of just how much recovering addicts can benefit from hypnosis!

It has been widely accepted that stress is a major factor when an alcoholic or drug addict relapses, even when they have been abstinent for a very long period of time. It is also known that drug or alcohol use causes an increase dopamine levels in the brain, which make a person feel good. It makes sense that the mind then associates alcohol or drug use with relieving stress.

The following article discusses new findings in brain research targeting the actual mechanisms of the dopamine-CRF interaction which lead to relapse. Understanding this process could lead to new approaches for silencing this cell interaction.

“The findings suggest a new target to consider for therapeutics that might address stress-induced reinstatement,” says Danny Winder, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular physiology & biophysics at Vanderbilt University. “Such a therapy would be extremely valuable. Essentially all of the pharmacotherapies for addiction to date help people get through the withdrawal phase. There’s really nothing available to reduce the likelihood of relapse.”

(But I would say hypnosis is available as one very good option!)

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/12/081216201414.htm

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Did You Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

Lost Productivity in US Workforce Due to Insomnia Costing $63.2 Billion Annually

Do you get a good night’s sleep? Millions suffer from insomnia and it has a great cost both to business productivity but also to your health, wellbeing and happiness. Hypnosis can help tremendously! I have seen it work wonders for many of my clients.

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.medindia.net/news/Lost-Productivity-in-US-Workforce-Due-to-Insomnia-Costing-632-Billion-Annually-90099-1.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+allhealthnews+%28Medindia+Health+News%29

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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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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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