Hypnosis was recognized by the American Medical Association in 1958. The initial uses of hypnosis were pain management and anesthesia. Now, in addition to pain management, hypnosis is used to lose weight, stop smoking, speed healing, soothe fear and anxiety, manage nausea, rebuild self-confidence and body image, replenish hope and diminish the feelings of powerlessness often associated with illness. Pre-Surgical and Pre-Treatment Hypnosis are invaluable in diminishing and/or alleviating fears involving these and other medical procedures.
Ultimate health is health of the mind, body and spirit. Studies have shown that stress is the cause in over 90% of the cases of disease in today's world. Many of the destructive habits that we engage in are in response to feelings of stress...smoking, drinking, overeating, drug abuse, gambling...the list goes on and on. The reality is that these habits are formed in the subconscious mind and therefore are most easily dealt with in the subconscious mind through hypnosis. Hypnosis, in effect, allows the client to let go of old outdated programming that they no longer want and adopt a new thought process that enhances and improves their lives. It is safe, fast and effective!
In 1995, the National Institute of Health endorsed hypnosis for the treatment of cancer pain and general pain management. In fact, many of the country's cancer centers offer hypnosis as a complementary treatment to the standard medical treatments of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. It has been found that surgical patients require less anesthesia, less pain medication and recover faster using hypnosis...all this in addition to feeling less stress and anxiety!
The use of hypnosis is also endorsed by the American Psychology Association to enhance and aid in improving many aspects of people's lives.