Medical hypnosis has been used for centuries to help manage or cure several maladies. Historic civilizations like the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Chinese have all been documented as using hypnosis as a form of medicine to cure everything from upset stomachs to headaches and more.
But what applications does medical hypnosis have in the modern world? With medications abounding for every ailment, minor or major, many have turned away from traditional or “alternative” therapies. Yet these therapies can be used alone or in conjunction with modern medications to create truly remarkable, lasting results.
Below you can find of the most magical advantages of medical hypnosis. This is not an all-inclusive list, however, so remember that this methodology can be applied to many other situations.
#1. Stop Smoking
Smoking-related diseases are among the leading cause of death in the adult population. When you stop smoking, you will breathe better, have improved circulation, and have a much greater risk of developing heart disease or cancer. Hypnosis uses your subconscious mind to alter the thoughts associated with smoking from negative crutches to positive encouragements.
#2. Fight IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome causes significant pain, difficulties in regulating your bowel movements, and can significantly decrease your quality of life as a result. Medical hypnosis helps manage and sometimes even cure this syndrome because it alleviates the stress which causes the spasm episodes. Medical hypnosis has many benefits for the digestive system, which is directly affected by many external and internal stressors.
#3. Better Birthing Experience
Many people have used hypnotherapy to create a better birthing experience which is less stressful, less painful, and much more rewarding. By working to rid expecting mothers of their childbirth fears, mothers fight the process less. They do not need pain medications, which promotes bonding directly after birth. This bonding is highly beneficial to both the mother and the baby and is shown to improve mental health in babies during the first months of life.
#4. Manage Depression
The mental health benefits of hypnosis are one of the most widely known on this list. From managing depression to relieving social anxiety and beyond, the results are phenomenal. Medical hypnosis may be used on its own to change thought patterns which contribute to these mental ailments, or alongside medications, psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
#5. Regulate High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can cause significant strain on the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. Becoming overworked emotionally can place individuals at a higher risk of developing further issues as it causes an even higher blood pressure reading. By focusing on an inner calm, and training individuals to decrease stressful thoughts, medical hypnosis is a viable way to manage high blood pressure.
These magical advantages can drastically improve the quality of life for many people. With increased physical and mental health, individuals can lead to a better, more fulfilling life. Remember that it can be used in conjunction with modern medications, so don’t discount medical hypnosis simply because you take it.