Hypnotherapy harnesses the mind-body connection.
The use of hypnosis has been endorsed by some of the largest major Medical Associations:
- 1955 – The British Medical Association endorses the medical use of hypnosis.
- 1958 – The American Medical Association approves hypnosis as a therapeutic procedure. (Rescinded)
- 1958 – The Canadian Medical Association endorses hypnosis.
Since 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recommended hypnotherapy as a treatment for anxiety, headaches, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, smoking cessation, and hot flashes in breast cancer survivors.
New branches of science such as psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology are unravelling the mysteries of the mind-body connection. In the meantime, hypnotherapists are out in the world using well-established techniques to direct the body’s resources for healing.
Hypnosis has been proven to be effective with a wide variety of medical conditions, thanks to research by well-respected medical institutions.
Click on individual medical conditions below to see what research has been done. (New research is always coming out, so this list and the abstracts in the sub-pages are not complete.)
In the above pages, you will find abstracts from the following English-language medical journals, all of which have reported positive research results on the medical uses of hypnosis:
- American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
- American Journal of Gastroenterology
- American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care
- American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
- Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
- Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
- Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Australian Endodontic Journal
- BMC Pediatrics
- Brain Research Bulletin
- British Medical Journal
- Digestive Diseases and Sciences
- European Journal of Cancer Care
- European Journal of Pain
- Health Psychology
- Integrative Cancer Therapies
- International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
- International Journal of Colorectal Disease
- Journal of Abnormal Psychology
- Journal of Adolescent Health Care
- Journal of Advanced Nursing
- Journal of Asthma
- Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
- Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
- Journal of Experimental and Integrated Medicine
- Journal of Human Stress
- Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Medicine
- Journal of Psychosomatic Research
- Journal of Supportive and Community Oncology
- Journal of the American Medical Association
- Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
- Medical Journal of Australia
- Nursing Clinics of North America
- Nursing Standard
- Orthopedic Journal of Nursing
- Psychiatric Medicine
- Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
- Seminars in Gastrointestinal Disease
- Southern Medical Journal
- Special Care in Dentistry
- The Clinical Journal of Pain
- Women’s Health Issues
Feel free to contact me with further questions about hypnosis for a specific medical condition.