September 1, 2012

Hypnosis Alleviates Cancer Pain

Posted in Hypnosis, Hypnosis for Pain Management, Medical Hypnosis at 5:00 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

In 1996 a National Institutes of Health panel issued a statement published by the AMA indicating that there was “strong evidence for the use of hypnosis alleviating pain associated with cancer.” 

According to a study done at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida in 2000, indicated that “hypnosis offered a moderate to large analgesic effect for most types of pain”. 

Hypnosis has shown to be useful in reducing the side effects of chemotherapy in children and adults.  They had less nausea and vomiting as compared to a control group.  Children who learned self-hypnosis appeared to feel more control over their situation. 

The acceptance of hypnosis as a complementary mode of treatment in medicine has given rise to careful research into the result of using hypnosis as an adjunct.  According to a 2002 study on the effectiveness of adjunctive hypnosis with surgical patients reported in Anesthesia & Analgesia, “the use of live therapists and positive and appropriate semantics at the most receptive times were advocated to foster shorter hospital stays, earlier recovery, and improved patient well-being.  Hypnosis as an adjunct to surgery was believed to be successful for the majority of individuals with benefits such as decrease pain, anxiety, nausea, and recovery time.”

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is a hypnosis certification and training center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer a Hypnosis Certification program that is accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists. For additional course details, visit our website at http://www.hypnosiscenterofva.com/

 

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July 6, 2012

Long term stress and your health

Posted in Hypnosis, Medical Hypnosis, Self Hypnosis, Stress Management, Uncategorized tagged , , at 4:09 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

Dr. Anthony Komaroff of the Harvard Medical School wrote in his recent syndicated column that “Long term, constant stress can harm many aspects of your health, including your cardiovascular health.”  It has long been known that stress is related to heart attacks and strokes.  Stress may even cause elevated cholesterol levels.  If you have elevated cholesterol it’s helpful to exercise and eat healthily.  There appears to be a connection between stress and a craving for sugar, salt and greasy snacks.  Eating unhealthy foods leads to a buildup of plaque in the arteries.  This narrowing of the arteries restricts blood flow and a blockage can occur.

Long term stress can cause high blood pressure and the possibility of blood clots due to the blood platelets becoming sticky.  People who are highly stressed are more likely to smoke and they are also less likely to exercise.

Hypnosis is a strategy that can help you to change bad habits into good habits.  It helps you to develop a positive mental attitude.  Hypnosis is very helpful in assisting you to stop smoking and start exercising.    You can learn relaxation techniques which can lead to healthier outcomes for yourself.  Make a positive decision about your health today.

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is a hypnosis certification and training center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer a Hypnosis Certification program that is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. For additional course details, visit our website at http://www.hypnosiscenterofva.com/

May 8, 2012

DON’T BREAK YOUR HEART

Posted in Hypnosis, Medical Hypnosis, Self Hypnosis, Stress Management, Uncategorized at 6:52 am by hypnosiscenterofva

More and more research is finding there is a link between our mental health and our heart health.  “We know that anger, depression and even loneliness release stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol,” says Mimi Guarneri, MD, Director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, CA.   Stress hormones cause the blood pressure to rise.  Adrenaline and cortisol are the “fight or flight” hormones. Not only do these hormones cause stress upon the heart, cortisol contributes to abdominal obesity as well as type II diabetes.  These are well documented risk factors for heart disease according to Dr. Guarneri.  She also says that, “Eighty percent of illness is related to lifestyle and environment.” 

You can make healthy choices and alter a downward pattern in your health.  Did you know that anger is a hazard to your heart?  Recent research published in the journal Circulation found that healthy women who scored high on tests of cynical hostility had higher rates of coronary heart disease and mortality than women who tested high for optimism. 

A study from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD found that medical students who were quick to anger when they were stressed were several times more likely to develop early heart disease than those who were calmer. 

Studies have been done which showed that transcendental meditation which allows the mind to relax,  was associated with a marked reduction in heart attacks and strokes.  The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis recently concluded that a history of major depression increased the risk for heart disease more than genetics or environment. 

Some people use relaxation techniques (also called relaxation response techniques) to release tension and to counteract the ill effects of stress. Relaxation techniques often combine breathing and focused attention on pleasing thoughts and images to calm the mind and the body. Some examples of relaxation response techniques are autogenic training, biofeedback, deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive relaxation, and self-hypnosis. Mind and body practices, such as meditation and yoga are also sometimes considered relaxation techniques – National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is a hypnosis certification and training center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer a Hypnosis Certification program that is accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists and approved for continuing education credits for RNs and CRNAs.  For additional course details, visit our website at http://www.hypnosiscenterofva.com/

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is affiliated with Healthy Visions. Healthy Visions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).   Approved for 40 CE Credits Code # 5-133-101.Exp. 7/15/14 

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July 2, 2010

Medical Hypnosis

Posted in Hypnosis, Hypnosis Training, Medical Hypnosis tagged , , , at 2:54 pm by hypnosiscenterofva

Everyday more medical professionals are looking for alternative approaches to treating patients. These professionals understand that: 

  • Healing is an event that involves the whole person. 
  • Traditional medicine alone typically only treats the symptoms and not the cause. 
  • The power of the mind has the ability to impact the body.  
  • The power of their words have an impact on their patients overall sense of well-being.  
  • Patients need to feel a sense of responsibility, control and empowerment regarding their treatment.

These medical professionals are rediscovering the benefits of adding hypnosis to their practices. Hypnosis, as an adjunct to traditional medicine, addresses their desire to integrate a holistic approach to healing. 

Hypnosis is already being used by many physicians and nurses for:

  • Reducing fear and anxiety
  • Pain management
  • Natural childbirth
  • Pre and post surgical care
  • Managing the side effects of Cancer treatments
  • Treating depression
  • Preventative Health Programs-smoking cessation, weight loss and stress management

 Psychologists and social workers are also returning to the use of hypnosis for identifying the root cause of the issue as a much faster and effective method than talk therapy alone. 

There are many more ways to use hypnosis than we can possibly list here and as we explore the potential of the human mind, there are bound to be additional benefits and techniques discovered in the future.  Hypnosis and traditional medicine together can open the door to new possibilities by utilizing the power within ourselves. 

“You have in yourself the instrument of your cure.” Emile Coué 

 

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is a hypnosis certification and training center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We offer a Hypnosis Certification program that is accredited by the National Guild of Hypnotists and approved for continuing education credits for RNs and CRNAs.  For additional course details, visit our website at http://www.hypnosiscenterofva.com/

Hypnosis Center of Virginia is affiliated with Healthy Visions. Healthy Visions is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).   Approved for 40 CE Credits Code # 5-133-101.Exp. July 31, 2011 

Approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 40 CE Credits Code # 32950 Expiration 6/25/2011