cancer

Hypnosis Helps Pain Caused by Breast Cancer

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 by: Steve G. Jones, Ed.S.
Tags: breast cancer, health news, Natural News

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) Breast cancer is a very serious disease that will affect one in eight women who live to the age of 85. Currently, there are 2.4 million women in the United States who have been diagnosed with breast cancer (Breast Cancer: Network of Strength). These staggering numbers show the importance of finding treatments to not only cure breast cancer, but to help with the many symptoms of cancer. An alternative form of therapy, hypnosis, is being used to help women with breast cancer control their pain.

The most recent breast cancer data available is from 2005; during this year, 186,467 women in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer. And 41,116 women died of breast cancer in 2005. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer behind skin cancer. For Hispanics, breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Breast cancer treatments cause stress, anxiety, and pain. The Mayo Clinic recommends alternative forms of treatment to help with these symptoms.

Spiegel and Bloom (1983) evaluated the use of hypnosis and its role on reducing pain and improving mood in metastatic breast carcinoma patients. The study involved 54 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The participants were randomly selected into three groups. One group received group therapy and was taught self-hypnosis. Another experimental group received group therapy only. The third group was the control group and received no form of therapy or treatment. The two experimental groups received therapy on a weekly basis for one year. They were evaluated on perceived level of pain and levels of stress related to coping with cancer.

Results showed significant improvement in the reduction of pain in the two experimental groups receiving group therapy and a combination of therapy and self-hypnosis. They reported their level of pain at lower levels compared to the control group. The two experimental groups also reported less suffering in relation to their cancer compared to the control group.

When comparing the hypnosis and therapy group to the therapy-only group, the researchers found that those who learned hypnosis reported greater ability in controlling their pain. The researchers pointed that there was a strong correlation between the ability to control pain and the patients' mood based on anxiety, depression, and fatigue. This means that those in the experimental groups who saw an improvement in their ability to improve their pain levels, also saw an improvement in their mood and a reduction of anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

This study shows the potential impact hypnosis plays in helping women in pain from breast cancer. Not only can hypnosis improve the level of control breast cancer patients have over their pain, but hypnosis can also improve the overall mood of the patient.

Sources

"breast cancer." Mayo Clinic. Retrieved May 11, 2009 from: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-canc...

"breast cancer statistics." Breast Cancer: Network of Strength. Retrieved May 11, 2009 from: http://www.networkofstrength.org/information...

"breast cancer statistics." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved May 11, 2009 from: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/

Spiegel, D. & Bloom, J.R. (1983). Group therapy and hypnosis reduce metastatic breast carcinomapain. Psychosomatic Medicine, 45(4), 333-339.


About the author

Steve G. Jones, Ed.S. has been practicing hypnotherapy since the 1980s. He is the author of 22 books on Hypnotherapy. Steve is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, American Board of Hypnotherapy, president of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, on the board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Lung Association, and director of the Steve G. Jones School of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Steve G. Jones, Ed.S. is a board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Florida (1994), a master's degree in education from Armstrong Atlantic State University (2007), and is currently working on a doctorate in education, Ed.D., at Georgia Southern University. Learn more at:
http://www.betterlivingwithhypnosis.com/

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...



GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...

 

Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...

 

Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com



Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
GMOs
Quackwatch
Vaccines
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.