Category Archives: Evidence

self-hypnosis training for the management of chronic pain in MS — Hypnosis vs. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

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Study title:   A comparison of self-hypnosis versus progressive muscle relaxation in patients with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2009 Apr;57(2):198-221. doi: 10.1080/00207140802665476.
Jensen MP1, Barber J, Romano JM, Molton IR, Raichle KA, Osborne TL, Engel JM, Stoelb BL, Kraft GH, Patterson DR.

Abstract
Twenty-two patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic pain we [...]

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Hypnosis for Pain and Symptom Management in Sickle Cell Anemia Disease

Randomized trial of hypnosis as a pain and symptom management strategy in adults with sickle cell disease.
Integr Med Insights. 2014 Nov 3;9:25-33. doi: 10.4137/IMI.S18355. eCollection 2014.
Wallen GR1, Middleton KR1, Ames N1, Brooks AT1, Handel D2.
Abstract

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disease in African-Americans, characterized by recurrent painful vaso-occlusive crises. Medical therapies for [...]

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Hypnotic Approaches for Chronic Pain Management – Full Article

This article is referenced , and the abstract is found here http://www.hypno-facts.com/hypnosis-research/460
For posterity – Copied from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4465776/
Hypnotic Approaches for Chronic Pain Management
Clinical Implications of Recent Research Findings

Chronic pain remains a significant burden for both individuals and society. Standard medical treatment for chronic pain is often inadequate (Turk, Wilson, & Cahana, 2011), and it is common [...]

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Neurofeedback Enhances Pain Reducing Hypnotic Analgesia in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Hypnosis for pain reduction, Hypnotic Analgesia, works on pain reduction, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS) conditions, the use of EEG neurofeedback enhances the benefits of Hypnotic Analgesia.

Study:

Use of Neurofeedback to Enhance Response to Hypnotic Analgesia in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis.
Jensen MP1, Gianas A1, George HR1, Sherlin LH2, Kraft GH1, Ehde DM1.
Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2016 Jan-Mar;64(1):1-23. doi: [...]

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Self-Hypnosis As Anesthetic During Surgery in UK

The youtube video below is of Dr. John Butler, a leading UK Hypno-anesthetist as he undergoes a hernia repair surgery using self hypnosis as the only form of anesthesia in November 2004 at the Chelsfield park hospital, Kent, UK. The surgeon is Tom Hennigan
Please be advised this video is graphic and does depict actual surgery [...]

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FAQ: Is There Evidence that Hypnosis Works?

Evidence is very abundant. A ton of studies, books and testimonials exist. This website (hypno-facts.com) contains but a few examples of how and what hypnosis can help with.
Browse this site for research, studies, evidence and more. Please do contact me if you have any questions to ask or stories to share. I’d be very happy [...]

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The Use of Relaxation and Hypnosis in Lowering High Blood Pressure

In this study three groups of hypertensive patients were tested.
Six patients, who were taught progressive relaxation and hypnosis in eight to nine sessions over four to five days, had average blood pressure reductions of 17 mmHg systolic/19 mmHg diastolic during their experimental sessions.
Nine patients taking hypotensive medication, who were taught progressive relaxation and hypnosis in [...]

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The Effects Of Rapid Smoking And Hypnosis On Smoking Behavior

This study was published in the International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis in 1977
29 young adult volunteers were assigned to one of 3 treatment conditions and treated for their cigarette smoking over a 2-wk period. These conditions were group rapid smoking, group hypnosis, and an attention-placebo control group. All treatments produced significant reductions in [...]

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Modulation Of Gastric Acid Secretion By Hypnosis

Modulation of gastric acid secretion by hypnosis. Gastroenterology 1989;96(6):1383-7 – Klein KB. , Spiegel D.
The ability of hypnosis to both stimulate and inhibit gastric acid secretion in highly hypnotizable healthy volunteers was examined in two studies. In the first, after basal acid secretion was measured, subjects were hypnotized and instructed to imagine all aspects of [...]

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