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...
Hypnosis in the operating room

Hypnosis in the operating room

Doctors and researchers at MD Anderson are exploring hypnosedation to manage pain and anxiety during certain breast cancer surgeries. When Beverly Levinson’s doctor noticed two unusual spots on her dense breasts, she was sent to The University of Texas MD Anderson...
A surprise medical solution: hypnosis

A surprise medical solution: hypnosis

Major hospitals are finding hypnotherapy can help sufferers of digestive conditions like heartburn, colitis, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. Sarah Blau settles into a wicker chair, stretching her feet onto an ottoman. In a soothing voice, Laurie Keefer,...
Can weight loss be achieved through hypnotherapy

Can weight loss be achieved through hypnotherapy

Can Weight Loss Be Achieved Through Hypnotherapy? Many of us struggle to lose weight through traditional dieting, but could hypnotherapy for weight loss provide the solution we’re looking for? We all know that being overweight can be bad for your health, increasing...
Study IDs brain altered during hypnosis

Study IDs brain altered during hypnosis

By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers at the School of Medicine were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis. Stanford researchers found changes in three areas of the brain that occur when people are hypnotized....