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Hypnosis is not only used to entertain people but it is also used for medical and therapeutic patients. There are many medical applications of hypnosis and some of these include pain management, controlling eating disorders and curing irritable bowel syndrome. The following paragraphs will elaborate in detail about the medical applications of Hypnosis.

 

The most common ailment that is treated with hypnosis is chronic pain. The results vary depending on the mindset of the person and the origin of the pain. In some cases medical hypnosis can reduce the pain to the point where pain killers may not be necessary. Medical hypnosis for pain is also done for people who have under gone a major surgery.

 

self hypnosis is also used to treat phobias, inhibitions and fears. Medical hypnosis can also help people get over painful memories that have been traumatic to them. It is important to note that hypnosis cannot erase these memories, hypnosis can only teach a person how to cope with the painful memories.

 

People who have eating disorders usually benefit tremendously by opting for hypnosis since this treatment can not only cure bulimia and anorexia but can also cure binge eating and stress eating. This is accomplished through suggestions, encouragement and motivation while the patient is in the hypnotic state.

 

Hypnosis is often used to help women during natural child birth. During this type of medical hypnosis the woman is taught how to breathe deeply and relax so that she does not feel pain. The hypnotherapist often asks the woman in labor to go to a peaceful place in her mind or think of something she enjoys, which helps the woman relax and reduce pain. At times self hypnosis is taught to women who want to give birth at home or at a birthing center.

 

The main thing to remember is that while hypnosis is used for medical treatment, the patient must not only be calmed but he must also be willing to allow the hypnotherapist to help him. Without the complete consent of the patient, a medical hypnotherapist cannot provide good results. This is because when under a hypnotic stage, the therapist will be giving suggestions to the patient and if the patient is not ready to accept these suggestions then the problem will not be solved.

 

It is slowly being accepted that hypnosis can also help people who are depressed or have panic disorders. Patients who face constant panic disorders are taught how to breathe deeply and control their thoughts. This is done through suggestions imparted by the hypnotherapist. People that suffer from depression are taught how to think pleasant thoughts when they are depressed and how to avoid certain thoughts. Usually in the case of depression and panic disorders, self hypnosis works wonders.

 

While some hypnotherapists believe in curing people themselves, others believe in helping people learn self hypnosis. The main benefit of self hypnosis is that it can be done at home where as a disadvantage of self hypnosis is that this method of treatment is not successful if the person does not follow the exact steps.