An Alternative Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
Hypnosis has been used as an alternative therapy to manage the pain, depression and anxiety related to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. What is less known about this alternative therapy is its use in working through the psychosocial factors behind the onset, progression and exacerbation of MS
Research in Hypnosis for Multiple Sclerosis
Research in hypnotherapy as an alternative therapy for multiple sclerosis have mainly focused on pain management:
Effects of Self-Hypnosis Training and Cognitive Restructuring on Daily Pain Intensity and Catastrophizing in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and Chronic Pain
The Effectiveness of Hypnotherapy in Treating Multiple Sclerosis. This study, the result of 2 1/2 years of our founder Eva M Clark’s work with 24 volunteers, shows that hypnotherapy may provide relief of many symptoms related to MS and increase patient’s overall quality of life by healing the psychosocial factors behind multiple sclerosis. The study shows cognitive function increased from 65% to 95%, energy from 30% to 60%, and pain improved from 35% to 50%. Overall the physical health composite score improved from 45% to 60% and the mental health composite score from 50% to 80%. All participants, both RRMS and PPMS forms of MS, show symptom and quality of life improvement.
This study was used by Eva to design an effective Multiple Sclerosis Hypnotherapy Program. The Program is an alternative therapy that focuses on transforming the mental patterns present in people with MS so that their response to life and stressors is more robust.
For more information on this work program for multiple sclerosis visit www.healingmultiplesclerosis.com.
Hypnotherapy, An Alternative for Healing the Deeper Cause of Multiple Sclerosis
Apart from relieving symptoms of multiple sclerosis, hypnotherapy can be used to heal the deeper cause of the onset and exacerbation of MS, 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.