Hypnotherapy – An Alternative Therapy for Cancer
Hypnotherapy can be an effective alternative therapy for cancer. Hypnosis has been used to reduce stress and anxiety, alter sensory perception to minimize pain, relieve nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress and even prevent hair loss from chemotherapy. What is less known about this alternative therapy is its use in working through the psychosocial factors behind the onset and recurrence of cancer.
Research in Hypnosis for Cancer Treatment
Overview of Cancer and Hypnosis is a report that reviews the research in hypnotherapy for cancer. It concludes that hypnosis provides psychological and physical comfort and improves quality of life during the course of cancer and its treatments.
Hypnosis in Cancer Care is an article that gives a brief overview of the contemporary uses of hypnosis in oncology and how hypnosis can be integrated into treatment.
Hypnosis for Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting is a study reporting positive results in reducing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy.
Study on the Efficacy of Hypnotherapy as a Supplement Therapy in Cancer Intervention is a study that concludes that the best time for hypnosis for cancer patients is right at the time of diagnosis. In that way, patients will be able to develop better coping-skills, prevent severe anxiety, depression and panic attacks. It also seems to increase treatment compliance and a more positive psychological response to their illness. The study suggests that all of this has a good prognostic factor on the survival of the patient.
Hypnotherapy, An Alternative Therapy for Healing the Deeper Cause of Cancer
Apart from relieving symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment, hypnotherapy can be used to heal the deeper cause of the onset and recurrence of cancer, what in integrative and functional medicine is referred to as the psychosocial factors. MINDbasedHealing’s mission is to provide education to the public on the psychosocial factors of disease and disorders and provide advanced training to hypnotherapists and psychotherapists to address those factors and provide lasting relief.