(Last Updated on : 05/08/2017)
Benefits of Hypnosis have increasingly proven treatments to help patients address a range of personal issues and improve ones lives. It is a safe and natural method of calming the conscious mind, thus enabling access to the subconscious minds. Hypnotism can help overcome a number of problems, both physical as well as psychological, when effectively practiced. Moreover, besides healing psychological
and medical problems, hypnotism is also used to teach people to relax and calm down using post-hypnotic suggestions.
Diseases cured by Hypnosis
In the field of medical treatment, hypnosis can help overcome a number of problems. It can be used for situations ranging from overcoming fears to relieving pain experienced after surgery. It helps to ease the suffering caused from a disease even among terminal patients, and it has even been known to shorten the delivery stage of labour. It helps in overcoming addictions such as alcoholism, eating disorders, smoking etc. In the case of children too, a number of advantages can be reaped from hypnosis. Hypnotherapy
can help them to overcome chronic asthma
, bed wetting, stammering, etc.
Hypnotherapy has proved extremely beneficial for curing various kinds of phobias, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive behaviours, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, and other stress-related symptoms such as short tempers and insomnia
. Any conditions that are aggravated by stress
and tension, such as nausea, hives
, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and even excessive sweating and blushing, can be effectively treated using forms of hypnosis therapy.
The use of hypnosis in dentistry is termed as Hypnodontia. Apart from smoothing out dental procedures by the way of generalized anti-anxiety effects, use of Hypnodontia can lead to overall patient comfort and make the pain during dental operation bearable and acceptable. It also decreases resistance to future intervention and the post-hypnotic suggestions indicate more rapid recovery.
Hypnosis is also used to cure a number of skin diseases
. In this case it is referred to as Hypnodermatology. The effectiveness of hypnosis is mostly noticed in Warts
, genital and oral herpes, hives, skin allergies
, pain and burning sensations and compulsive skin picking and hair pulling.
Apart from medicine
, the use of hypnosis has also been made in other areas, such as, sports for bringing about focussed performance, physical therapy and rehabilitation and education. In the case of education
, hypnosis is used to enhance the power of learning and reduce anxiety. It is known to increase confidence, focus and the energy required for concentrated studies.