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Does it work? Hypnotherapy for IBS

Does it work? Hypnotherapy for IBS

Source: telegraph.co.uk Barbara Lantin investigates an unconventional treatment for reducing gut sensitivity Between five and eight million people in the UK suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and many can find no treatment that brings relief. Although the...

Hypnosis for IVF evidence

Hypnosis for IVF evidence

If Israeli professor Eliahu Levitas has his way, women undergoing IVF will all have the benefit of hypnosis as his research shows how it can significantly increase IVF success rates.   According to Levitas’s team from Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, hypnosis can double...

Soon you will enter a deep trance…

Soon you will enter a deep trance…

Some doctors use it to treat insomnia, asthma and eczema. Others to calm migraines and irritable bowels, and to reduce anxiety. Yet, even though the use of hypnosis is on the increase across the medical profession, no one understands how it works. Some experts even...

Mind Over Medicine

Mind Over Medicine

Shelley Thomas, 53, was wheeled into an anteroom at London's Middlesex Hospital in preparation for pelvic surgery. A patient going into that operation is usually given a mix of painkilling narcotics and nerve-quelling tranquilizers. But not Thomas. Instead she rested...

Pain-free surgery – by Hypnosis

Pain-free surgery – by Hypnosis

A British woman has undergone major surgery on her foot without an anaesthetic after she hypnotised herself into feeling no pain. Bernadine Coady insists that she could not feel anything as a surgeon cut skin and muscle, sawed through two bones and stretched tendons...

Mind Over Body in Cancer Care

Mind Over Body in Cancer Care

Source: Times Hypnosis, often thought of as a party piece where suggestible people are made fools of, is being given a new lease of life. Dr Leslie Walker, a lecturer in mental health at the University of Aberdeen, has found it a useful tool for cancer patients...

Helping hand for Healing: Your Health

Helping hand for Healing: Your Health

Source: The Express Complementary therapies can be free on the NHS for patients recovering from serious illnesses but it's up to you to find out what's on offer. Joanne O'Connell reports When Julie Wray was told last June that she had breast cancer, she faced six...

Cancer Patients Can Live Longer by Staying Calm

Cancer Patients Can Live Longer by Staying Calm

Relaxation Techniques can prolong the lives of cancer patients by between two and three years, research shows. A 13-year study of patients with lymph cancers found that hypnotherapy and relaxation exercises could prolong the lives of sufferers who are also receiving...

Hypnosis could banish hay fever

Hypnosis could banish hay fever

Hay fever sufferers could benefit from using self-hypnosis, researchers say. A Swiss team at Basle University taught 66 people with hay-fever the art of hypnosis and found it helped them alleviate symptoms such as runny nose. The volunteers also took their regular...