What Does Medical Hypnotherapy Treat?
An alternative & complementary therapy
Medical Hypnotherapy, as taught by MINDbasedHealing, focuses on treating 2 of the 3 factors that contribute to the onset, recurrence, and exacerbation of chronic disease – the psyche and the social. The other contributing factor, biology, is widely treated both in mainstream medicine with pharmacology and surgery and in alternative medicine with nutrition and lifestyle changes. These two less known and less treated factors are often grouped as “stressors”. They are addressed with mindfulness meditation, breathing techniques, or guided meditations such as the Calm App. Yet, if they are not properly and directly addressed, these contributing factors will continue to influence health.
Treating the Psychosocial Factors Behind Disease through Medical Hypnotherapy
The psychosocial factors have been widely researched and both the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, as well as the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the US, have established the connection of these factors to chronic disease. There is an increased interest in mind-body therapies that address these factors. Functional Medicine and Integral medicine are two examples of this movement towards addressing all factors behind disease. Currently, however, there are few therapies dedicated to addressing these ‘mental’ factors directly. This is the mission of MINDbaseHealing – to define specific techniques and practices that can directly address and change the underlying psychological and social causes of illness.
We, at MINDbasedHealing, teach our practitioners how to help clients that have been diagnosed with diseases such as arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson, cancer, and chronic pain. Together, client and practitioner, discover and heal the root causes of their illness and the body is allowed to heal naturally.