Mind-body therapies for opioid-treated pain

Mind-body therapies for opioid-treated pain

A new study published Nov. 4, 2019, in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine details the first comprehensive look across the scientific literature at the role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain. The researchers found that certain mind-body therapies...
Effects of hypnosis & music: breast biopsy

Effects of hypnosis & music: breast biopsy

In an effort to evaluate the reduction of emotional and physical disturbances in patients scheduled for breast biopsy, this study compared audio-recorded hypnosis with background music vs. music without hypnosis. It also included a control group. A total of 75...
Science pushes for non-substance therapies

Science pushes for non-substance therapies

A meta-analysis examines treatments like meditation and cognitive behavioral therapy as alternatives for alleviating pain that is typically treated with opioids. The more we learn about opioids, the clearer it becomes that there’s no simple solution to the opioid...
Hypnosis relieves dental phobia

Hypnosis relieves dental phobia

This is a truly ground-breaking study.  It’s the first one to study the effects of various areas of the brain before and after hypnosis in people with dental phobias. While it’s a relatively small sample size, it’s a push in the right direction. Out of the 24 people...
Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms

Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that affects many people across the world. Due to symptoms such as abdominal pain, this disorder can have a big impact on life quality. New research, however, reveals that hypnotherapy can improve life for those with the...
Study says hypnosis could tackle painkiller crisis

Study says hypnosis could tackle painkiller crisis

Hypnosis can reduce pain by up to 42% and may offer a genuine alternative to painkillers, according to UK researchers. They said their findings suggest that hypnotic intervention could deliver “meaningful pain relief for most people” and, therefore, may be an...