Uses of Hypnosis

Hypnosis may be used in the following circumstances:


  • Gastrointestinal Disorders (Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease);
  • Dermatologic Disorders (Eczema, Herpes, Neurodermatitis, Pruritus [itching], Psoriasis, Warts);
  • Surgery/Anaesthesiology (In unusual circumstances, hypnosis has been used as the sole anaesthetic for surgery, including the removal of the gall bladder, amputation, caesarean section, and hysterectomy. Reasons for using hypnosis as the sole anaesthetic may include: situations where chemical anaesthesia is contraindicated because of allergies or hyper-sensitivities; when organic problems increase the risk of using chemo-anaesthesia; and in some conditions where it is ideal for the patient to be able to respond to questions or directives from the surgeon);
  • Acute and Chronic Pain (back pain, cancer pain, dental anaesthesia, headaches and migraines, arthritis or rheumatism);
  • Burns: Hypnosis is not only effective for the pain, but when hypnotic anaesthesia and feelings of coolness are created in the first few hours after a significant burn, it appears that it also reduces inflammation and promotes healing. We believe that a second degree burn can often be kept from going third degree if hypnosis is used soon after the injury;
  • Nausea and Vomiting associated with chemotherapy and pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum);
  • Childbirth: Based upon our members’ anecdotal evidence, approximately two thirds of women have been found capable of using hypnosis as the sole analgesic for labor. This eliminates the risks that medications can pose to both the mother and child;
  • Haemophilia: Haemophilia patients can often be taught to use self-hypnosis to control vascular flow and keep from requiring a blood transfusion;
  • Allergies, asthma;
  • High blood pressure (hypertension);
  • Raynaud’s disease


Hypnosis in Psychotherapy and Behavioural Medicine:


  • Trauma (incest, rape, physical and emotional abuse, cult abuse);
  • Anxiety and stress management;
  • Depression;
  • Bed-wetting (enuresis);
  • Sports and athletic performance;
  • Smoking cessation;
  • Obesity and weight control;
  • Sexual dysfunctions;
  • Sleep disorders;
  • Concentration difficulties, test anxiety and learning disorder


Uses of Hypnosis in Dentistry:


  • Behaviour Modification
  • Relaxation, Anxiety Control
  • Fear Elimination
  • Quelling Undesirable Habits, Tongue Thrust, Reverse Swallowing, TMJ Dysfunction, Bruxism, Clenching
  • Amnesia
  • Analgesia, Anaesthesia, Pain Control
  • Prevention of Gagging and Nausea
  • Control of Saliva and Bleeding
  • Creative visualization for healing
  • Restorative Appliance Tolerance, Pretreatment Desensitization
  • Self-image, Self-esteem, and Confidence


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Healing Buddha cures suffering using the medicine of his teachings.
Healing Buddha cures suffering using the medicine of his teachings.