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|11/2/2012 - While there are very divided sentiments about the concept of alternative therapy, new research has found a potentially effective treatment for hot flashes due to menopause. The study, conducted by researchers at Baylor University's Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory, received positive results by...|
|10/10/2011 - Occupy Wall Street protesters are undergoing collectivist zombie training in Atlanta, where a large group was caught on film engaging in a weird sort of "one voice" hypnotic chanting ritual that characterizes the key principles of both Communism and Socialism. Watch the video at:
|6/18/2011 - Is hypnosis just a trick of stage magicians or hocus pocus for gullible New Agers? Not according to new research just presented at the European Anesthesiology Congress in Amsterdam.
Professor Fabienne Roelants and Dr. Christine Watremez, from the Department of Anesthesiology at the Cliniques Universitaires...|
|1/17/2010 - Many scientists and researchers often ponder the idea of moral philosophy. Where does moral judgment come from and how are the rules defined? Are moral judgments a result of reasoning through a particular situation or are they a result of an emotion and based on feelings? People can argue either position....|
|1/11/2010 - A migraine is a debilitating form of a headache. Many people suffer from migraines. Various triggers can produce the onset of a migraine. However, reducing the likelihood of a migraine occurring and getting rid of one once it occurs, can be challenging. Studies have been conducted showing that hypnotherapy...|
|1/9/2010 - Dyspepsia is a very common gastrointestinal disorder. Researchers and doctors are not sure what the underlying causes are of the disorder, which makes treating dyspepsia somewhat challenging. However, researchers have found that hypnotherapy has helped treat the symptoms of the disorder.
|1/8/2010 - Although hypnosis has been used for centuries, there is still a lot to learn about where it comes from and how it works. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness and since its origination is in the brain, it can be difficult to study. However, studies have involved color and how it is perceived by people...|
|12/26/2009 - Creativity is defined as the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc. Creativity is easy to define, but researchers often question how it can be measured and how people have different...|
|11/30/2009 - The effectiveness of hypnosis is often questioned because the cause of hypnotic phenomenon is not yet known. Research has been conducted on hypnosis for hundreds of years. Thousands of studies have been performed, yet the origination of hypnosis has not yet been realized. The Mayo Clinic has found hypnosis...|
|11/24/2009 - Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that is characterized by motor and verbal tics. The symptoms first become apparent in early childhood. The first symptom is usually a facial tic such as eye blinking, grimacing, or nose twitching and these are soon replaced with other motor tics involving...|
|11/17/2009 - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder that affects a lot of people; it is the most common condition seen by gastroenterologists. Common symptoms of IBS include constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloating. The cause of the disorder is not known and there is no cure. However,...|
|11/16/2009 - Hypnosis has been used during childbirth for approximately 100 years. Many research studies have been conducted to study the effects of hypnosis on pregnancy and labor. Hypnosis has been used on women during labor to help reduce pain. Hypnosis can be used as a natural analgesic to not only reduce pain...|
|11/6/2009 - The flu is expected to reach more people this year compared to the average flu season. There are many uncertainties this year due to the H1N1 influenza virus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that the H1N1 virus has caused the first pandemic (global outbreak) of influenza in 40 years. The...|
|10/31/2009 - Exercise is a very important aspect of overall health. Times have changed in the past 100 years making daily chores easy and requiring little physical exertion. The average person no longer has to grow their own food, wash clothes by hand, or build their own house. Transportation now relies heavily...|
|10/30/2009 - Research made in the last decade shows that hypnosis can cure many medical problems with no side effect. Hypnosis is now successfully used in different areas such as quitting smoking, weight loss, stress reduction, stopping negative thoughts, anger management, pain control and so on. Also the latest...|
|10/18/2009 - Phobias are fairly common. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that approximately 8-18% of the American population suffers from a phobia. They are the most common form of an anxiety disorder. Among women of all ages, phobias are the most common form of mental disorder and among men older...|
|10/17/2009 - Hypnosis is often called a 'trance state.' A trance state is an altered state that is different from normal wakening state characterized by beta waves in the brain. It is simply a heightened state of concentration and awareness. Most people achieve a hypnotic trance state every day and many times a...|
|10/10/2009 - Hypnosis has long been misunderstood due to the negative portrayal of hypnosis as a form of entertainment. Hypnosis can be separated into two very different classes: Clinical hypnosis and stage hypnosis. Clinical hypnosis is used to help people improve themselves and to help make positive change a reality....|
|10/6/2009 - Hypnosis has been used since ancient times, for thousands of years in Egypt and Greece. Hypnosis is even mentioned several times in the bible (Genesis 2:21, 1 Samuel 26:12, Job 4:13, 33:15, Acts 10:10). However, modern hypnosis started to make its impact in the late 1700's and has evolved since then...|
|10/3/2009 - There is a lot still to be learned about emotions. Approximately 20 years ago, researchers were under the impression that emotions and feelings originated with the heart, not the brain. They also believed that emotions could not be measured with scientific research. In more recent years, researchers...|
|9/26/2009 - One of the many mysteries of hypnosis is where hypnosis comes from. Many researchers believe that hypnosis produces an altered state of consciousness while others believe that there is no altered state with hypnosis. Research has been conducted to try to fully understand what happens when people are...|
|9/19/2009 - Hypnosis research covers a vast number of topics from treating medical conditions such as asthma and irritable bowel syndrome to researching pain control from headaches and surgery. Research on hypnotherapy has also included brain images to discover what areas of the brain are affected by hypnosis and...|
|9/12/2009 - Research has been conducted to learn more about the benefits of hypnosis. Hypnosis has also been used to research neurological and psychological disorders such as conversion disorder. Hypnosis is a natural method that can be used with no side effects. Hypnosis can be used as a tool to help research...|
|9/11/2009 - Recent research conducted on the brain shows that hypnosis gives a person the ability to control the amygdala. The amygdala is a section of the brain that involves emotion, creativity, and memory. Hypnosis promotes mind-body interaction of this area of the brain. These findings have many implications...|
|9/6/2009 - The role of hypnosis on memory has been a topic of debate for decades. Studies have found both positive and negative results when testing hypnosis with memory. Many factors play a role when using hypnotherapy to enhance memories including a patient's suggestibility and the questions used by the hypnotherapist....|
|9/2/2009 - Many people have fears and phobias that can interfere with their ability to lead a normal life. Most fears and phobias develop due to traumatic experiences and are thus mostly psychological. Researchers also believe that genetics and our brain chemistry also contribute to the development of phobias....|
|8/23/2009 - A psychiatric researcher has called upon the United Kingdom's medical regulatory body to add hypnotherapy to its list of approved treatments for a much wider variety of conditions, in a presentation at a joint conference of the joint conference of the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Society of...|
|8/21/2009 - Confidence is an important aspect of a person's life. Confidence provides a foundation for success, achieving goals, being motivated, and feeling good about yourself. Confidence is something everyone should work on improving because it can dramatically change a person's life for the better. Believing...|
|8/19/2009 - Hypnosis has long been studied for its usefulness in easing pain, also known as hypnoanalgesia. Modern studies on hypnosis date back to the late 1700`s and they involve both psychological and physiological mechanisms. The founder of hypnosis was Friederich Anton Mesmer and hypnosis was known as mesmerism....|
|8/15/2009 - Many people are wary of hypnosis because they are not educated on the topic. Hypnosis is a natural state and many people reach this state of consciousness every day without even realizing it. When you drive a car, you are in a light state of hypnosis. You are in control, you have an increased ability...|
|8/5/2009 - Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a very common disorder among children. The traditional form of treating ADHD is medication and psychotherapy. However, every person with ADHD is different and a one-size-fits-all approach cannot be taken in treating the disorder. Research has been conducted...|
|7/30/2009 - Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious disorder than can have a negative impact on a person's quality of life. Alternative therapies are available to treat post traumatic stress disorder. Research in hypnotherapy is proving that it can help people who experience PTSD and other anxiety disorders....|
|7/27/2009 - The term `self-concept` is someone`s awareness of themselves in relation to self-esteem, personality, and skills. Along with the present, it includes how people perceive themselves in their past and how they believe they will be in the future. Hypnotherapy has been shown to have a positive impact on...|
|7/12/2009 - Being at your ideal weight for your height and bone structure is very important for your overall health and well-being. Being overweight or obese can have detrimental effects on your physical health, mental health, and lifestyle. As important as losing weight is for your health, it is one of the most...|
|7/3/2009 - The topic of hypnosis has been receiving more credibility from the medical science world. More research has been conducted that has shown definitive benefits from hypnosis. Many research studies also conclude that hypnosis may have many more benefits and that more research should be conducted to realize...|
|6/24/2009 - Researchers are constantly performing studies and research to find out more about the brain. A human brain is extremely complex and although we have learned a great deal about the brain, there is still a lot more that remains unknown to doctors and researchers. In recent years, scientists have found...|
|6/7/2009 - Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. Hypnosis has been used for medical purposes since 1840 when a young surgeon James Braid noticed the benefits of the trance state. Hypnotherapy can be used to help a whole range of problems, both emotional as well as physical. Research has...|
|6/3/2009 - Cancer is an illness that affects millions of Americans, whether they are currently being treated or in remission. Two of the most common symptoms of cancer and cancer treatments are pain and nausea. Hypnotherapy has been proven to help cancer patients reduce the severity of their cancer symptoms including...|
|5/29/2009 - In the United States, about 5% of elementary school aged children get migraines. For teenagers, the percentage increases to 20% experiencing migraines (familydoctor.org). Symptoms of juvenile migraines are similar to migraines adults get. Symptoms include intense pain in the head, nausea and sensitivity...|
|5/20/2009 - Hypnotherapy is a natural and safe form of relaxation. The person receiving hypnosis is always in control whether the hypnosis is being administered by a licensed hypnotherapist or through self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is particularly effective in children, because it often requires creative visualization....|
|5/18/2009 - A lot is expected of today's college students. They are under an enormous amount of pressure to succeed in academics. The pressure comes from themselves, parents, professors, and friends. This causes a lot of stress for students. Success in college is a stepping stone to being successful in a career...|
|5/15/2009 - According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.5 million children (ages 5-17) in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD. A lot of research is being conducted to find ways in which the symptoms of ADHD can be reduced. People with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder...|
|5/13/2009 - 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...|
|5/11/2009 - Asthma is a chronic condition affecting the lungs. It causes inflammation of the airways and causes people with asthma to be more sensitive to the particles they breathe in. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. Symptoms can be mild or they can be severe....|
|5/7/2009 - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder involving the intestines. Symptoms can be mild to severe and include abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and gas. Many people who have IBS are often embarrassed by their symptoms and are uncomfortable talking about it with a doctor. Fortunately...|
|5/1/2009 - According to the National Cancer Institute, almost 11,000 children (under the age of 15) will be diagnosed with a form of cancer in 2008. Advances in cancer research and cancer treatments have greatly improved since the 1970`s. Before the 1970`s children with cancer had a 50% 5-year survival rate. Now...|
|4/30/2009 - Self-hypnosis is an easy and useful technique for children to learn. Self-hypnosis is often taught to children by a trained hypnotherapist and it is designed to help them relax in difficult situations. The first step to self-hypnosis is to find a comfortable and quite place to sit or lie down to relax....|
|2/18/2009 - The United States has very little integration between medical doctors and hypnotherapists. Many studies have shown that people suffering with many disorders greatly benefit from hypnotherapy. However, hypnotherapy is used by less than 10% of people in the United States. Along with many other maladies,...|
|2/2/2009 - Think about your daily routine. From the minute you wake up in the morning, to the moment you get back into bed at the end of the day, you generally take on a wide number of different personalities. The way you conduct yourself with your family would not be the same way in which you conduct yourself...|
|2/2/2009 - Everyone gets headaches. Most often, children fall victim to these sudden attacks as well. Headaches occur when certain sensitive areas of the brain become over-worked or damaged. According to the Mayo Clinic, 90% of children under the age of 18 experience headaches. The headaches might be due to stress,...|
|2/2/2009 - Gastrointestinal disorders plague many people. Gastroenterologists report that over 50% of the cases they see are either irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or functional dyspepsia (FD). Many studies have been done that show effective results when treating gastrointestinal disorders with hypnotherapy.
|1/30/2009 - "What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve," Napolean Hill. It is almost February. How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? If you've been successful, congratulations! If not, why not try hypnosis, an effective, scientifically proven tool to help you reach your goals?
|1/30/2009 - Imagine yourself walking through a relaxing rain forest, exotic wildlife all around you, with nothing but the sweet sound of a waterfall beside you. Now imagine that this sort of imagery is actually a treatment for a problem that plagues 1 in every 5 people. Disorders of the digestive system have long...|
|1/28/2009 - Like with many other great things, hypnotherapy can be categorized into 2 different subcategories. They are hetero-hypnosis and self-hypnosis. The key to understanding the difference between the two can be the key to a successful session and subsequently, successful results.
Hetero-hypnosis is defined...|
|1/25/2009 - Hypnosis therapy can significantly increase the quality of life for dementia patients by slowing the decline of their cognitive, physical and social abilities, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and the Abacus Clinic in Newark, N.J.
Researchers split a...|
|1/20/2009 - Psoriasis is a disorder most often affecting the skin. Psoriasis is caused by the build-up of skin cells. The severity of the disorder varies from person to person. Some people experience psoriasis in a small area and some people have it all over their body.
Psoriasis can also affect a person`s joints....|
|1/14/2009 - Voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) is an invasive medical procedure involving a catheter used to examine the bladder and urethra. This procedure is often used on children and can have a negative impact on the child including distress and pain. In 2005, an article appeared in the journal Pediatrics about...|
|11/29/2008 - Hypnosis therapy can reduce the inflammation that leads to the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
Approximately 1 in 600 people in the...|
|11/23/2008 - Surgery is a very common occurrence in the United States. Surgeries are performed to diagnose and/or treat a condition. The three major concerns with any type of surgery are pain, bleeding, and infection. Taking small steps such as mandating hypnotherapy sessions for patients going through such tough...|
|11/16/2008 - The Journal of Oncology discussed a study on chemotherapy patients who experienced nausea and vomiting and the effects of hypnotherapy as an adjunctive treatment. The results were positive and showed that Hypnotherapy had a positive effect on patients suffering from anticipatory nausea, which comes...|
|10/28/2008 - Any kind of burn, whether it is a first, second, or third degree burn, is painful. In addition to the pain felt from the burn, burn victims have to keep their wounds covered to help the healing process and prevent infection. Patients with severe burns have to go through frequent dressing changes to...|
|10/27/2008 - Hypnosis has been shown as being an increasingly beneficial treatment for helping children with medical illnesses. Studies have shown that children in particular are very suggestible and have a good chance of benefiting from hypnosis.
A study was performed in a pediatric pulmonary center from 1998-2000....|
|10/11/2008 - On a worldwide scale, breast cancer is the second most prevalent cancer. The most common is lung cancer. In 2004 over 185,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. In the same year almost 41,000 died from breast cancer.
One of the major side effects of breast cancer is hot flashes. Hot flashes...|
|9/18/2008 - Hypnosis has been found to be beneficial as a treatment or in conjunction with other treatment in many illnesses from irritable bowel syndrome and pain relief, to post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. Many studies have been performed on patients suffering from pain and results have shown that...|
|8/26/2008 - I have written many articles about studies that have been performed using hypnosis. Most studies focus on the success of the hypnosis and how it helped participants in a different way compared to more traditional approaches and treatments. Many studies mention that hypnosis is more cost effective in...|
|5/30/2008 - A lot of research has been performed using hypnosis either as a stress reducer or as a pain reliever. There are countless studies about the benefits hypnosis has had in these areas. Studies have been performed on cancer patients, people with phantom limb pain, child birth, and dental procedures. Hypnosis...|
|4/10/2008 - As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I have been a major proponent and supporter of hypnosis and the effect it can have on people. I have helped people with different problems such as wanting to quit smoking to getting rid of a phobia. I have helped people reduce the amount of pain they are in and I have also...|
|3/30/2008 - According to my own research, I have found that hypnotherapy is very helpful in treating patients who are experiencing pain. Over the years I have had many clients walk into my office suffering from various types of pain. Oftentimes, they come to my office as a last resort because medicine is not helping...|
|2/4/2008 - I recently met a friend, John, for lunch and I hadn't seen him in awhile so we caught up on what was going on in each other's lives. He mentioned that he recently signed up to race in a marathon and he was one month into his training. I thought that this was amazing because running has never been my...|
|1/29/2008 - Two years ago I received a call from a doctor in my area needing my assistance. She was wondering if I would be interested in using hypnosis to help a couple of her patients. I was immediately interested in hearing more so I met her in her office at a local hospital. I sat down with Dr. Jill, as her...|
|12/28/2007 - As little as 15 minutes of hypnosis may significantly reduce the discomfort associated with breast cancer surgery and even reduce medical costs, according to a study conducted at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Researchers took 200 women...|
|12/10/2007 - I recently had a friend come to me complaining about some tooth pain. I asked her what her dentist said. I thought this was a rather simple question, because pain in your mouth equals a trip to the dentist. You can imagine my shock when she said she would rather live with the pain than go see the dentist....|
|12/5/2006 - Women put into a hypnotic state experienced less pain and anxiety during breast biopsies compared with women that are given standard treatment, according to doctors.
New findings were presented at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America as researchers looked at 236 women...|
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|10/4/2006 - Achieving a state of health is more than just a physical or chemical affair; it requires engaging the mind. The mind directly controls your physiology, often in surprising ways such as when a single thought causes you to blush or drool (or both, depending on what you're thinking about). But that's just...|
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