Hypnosis services do not include the practice of medicine and a Hypnotist is not licensed by the state as a healing arts practitioner. These services are non-diagnostic, but are complementary to traditional medical services. Hypnosis is an adjunct, not a substitute for conventional medical treatment or therapy. Hypnosis for medical issues requires that a client, if being treated by a physician, furnishes a physician referral. At the Reflective Mind Hypnosis Center, we will make contact with your physician to get a medical referral if you provide us with their information or you may simply click on the link below and print it out yourself and take it to your Doctor to fill out.
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Since 1958, hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a legitimate treatment modality for a wide range of medical and behavioral problems. Despite an AMA recommendation that hypnosis instruction be included in the curricula of medical schools, a majority of physicians have no training or experience with hypnosis. If your physician or therapist does not mention hypnosis as a complement to your medical care, it may be they lack sufficient knowledge or training in this specialized field. Of course, most physicians are subject to time constraints that would make it difficult for them to personally incorporate hypnosis into your medical care program. Knowing this, you may choose to ask your physician to refer you to a Certified Hypnotherapist.
Anxiety and Stress:
Stress and anxiety usually go hand-in-hand with chronic pain, medical issues and dis-ease. Over $3,000.000.000 dollars are spent annually for stress-related medical issues. Through hypnosis you will begin to feel a lifting of everyday stress and anxiety, thereby relieving you from experiencing unnecessary pain or illness.
Develops when cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. Although there are many kinds of cancer, they all start because of out-of-control growth of abnormal cells. Hypnosis can be used to alleviate pain and medication intake, as well as reduce the negative affects from chemotherapy or radiation treatment. In many cases, new approaches with hypnosis are seen to be helpful in causing a reversal of the disease. Finally, hypnosis is an effective aid in dealing with the emotional aspects of this illness.
Depression Associated with Chronic Illness:
Hypnosis can be very useful in dealing with the mental health of the patient. A depressed patient does not seem to heal or bounce back from illness as quickly as the patient that is mentally healthy. Hypnosis can help the depressed patient regain their a sense of happiness which will help them in their recovery.
Is an illness in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin and can profoundly affect metabolism. Insulin is a hormone that enables the body to convert sugar into energy. If diabetes is not treated properly, it is destructive to the organs and can be fatal! Approximately 17 million people in the United States have diabetes...6.2% of the population! The two most prominent types of diabetes are: Type 1 - This type requires daily insulin injections; Type 2 - This type occurs most often as an individual grows older, and is usually controlled by oral medication. Hypnosis can be effective in keeping the effects of this disease under control.
Is a medical condition marked by soft tissue pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and widely distributed areas of tenderness known as "tender points". It is estimated that this chronic condition affects about 3.4% of women and .5% of men. There is no laboratory test to diagnose fibromyalgia, and some physicians refuse to acknowledge fibromyalgia as a true condition, stating that it is "all in your mind." Hypnosis can reduce stress and help you sleep better. More importantly, the use of hypnotic conditioning can help in the modification, alteration, or removal of symptoms and emotions.
Your Hypnotist can help you experience the effects of hypnosis-induced pain reduction. Then you will be taught self-hypnosis so that you can create the reduction of pain yourself. Individual results vary depending on the origin of the pain. Sometimes the pain is eliminated or reduced to the point where less medication is required, leading to a higher quality of life