Hypnotic Induction and Pain Management during Abortion

Various study findings have confirmed the effectiveness of hypnosis in managing pain and anxiety during surgical procedures. Thus, hypnosis can be used as a complimentary and an alternative method of treatment for acute procedural pain. It has proved to be an effective adjunct treatment procedure for most patients undergoing surgery. A study conducted by Marc, … Continue reading Hypnotic Induction and Pain Management during Abortion

Hypnosis and Working Memory Impairments

  Working memory is a cognitive function that allows for storage and manipulation of information. Working memory impairments has been a common phenomenon that results from brain injury, which usually affects the executive functioning of the brain. Despite this fact, working memory impairment affects individuals at different severity levels, and the affected individuals often exhibit … Continue reading Hypnosis and Working Memory Impairments

Hypnosis being used to improve strokes…

Post-stroke spasticity is a major condition that affects people’s quality of life after going through a stroke. It is characterized by muscle weakness and reduced motor activity, hence making an individual’s complete recovery difficult. The condition affects an individual’s mobility, hence reduces the quality of life. Additionally, stroke patients also suffer from many psychological problems, … Continue reading Hypnosis being used to improve strokes…

Hypnosis and Cognitive Control

Researchers are concerned whether hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness or just a psychological state. Most of the studies in this area have been focusing on the changes in cognitive components under hypnosis, while control of body movements has not been widely explored. The earlier studies suggested that hypnosis can lead to a dissociation … Continue reading Hypnosis and Cognitive Control

IBS

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are characterized by periods of inflammation and remission. Patients in remission often exhibit persistent gastrointestinal symptoms that are similar to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often referred to as IBS-type or IBS-like symptoms. Studies that have been conducted to test the efficacy of various strategies in treating these conditions have confirmed that … Continue reading IBS

Surgery and hypnosis

Researchers have determined that hypnosis is more effective in managing pain resulting from thyroid surgery than general anesthesia. In a study conducted by Badidi et al. (2020) to examine patient’s satisfaction with surgery under Hypnoanesthesia, the researchers determined that patients showed overall satisfaction with the surgery process. Hypnoanesthesia led to a significant reduction in postoperative … Continue reading Surgery and hypnosis

Diabetic neuropathy and hypnosis

Neuropathic pain is a common type of chronic pain that mostly affects people with diabetes mellitus. Painful diabetic neuropathy is characterized by mood disorders, sleep disturbances, reduced quality of life, and morbidity. One of the challenges faced in the management of chronic neuropathic pain is the unavailability of a standardized treatment method. The existing studies … Continue reading Diabetic neuropathy and hypnosis

Cardiovascular autonomic control and hypnosis

Several studies have explored the influence of hypnosis on cardiovascular autonomic control. These studies have given mixed results as some of them indicate that hypnosis leads to increased cardiac vagal activity, increased vascular sympathetic modulation, while others have indicated no change. These observations are always attributed to the fact that hypnotherapy can influence respiratory pattern. … Continue reading Cardiovascular autonomic control and hypnosis

Hypnosis, Neuroscience, and Pain Perception

Studies have shown that individuals with high and low scores of hypnotizability show differences that involve “morpho-functional characteristics of the cerebral and cerebellar cortex, cardiovascular control, and sensorimotor integration”. Research has also shown the highs and lows to portray cognitive differences in imagery abilities, attention, and in the functional equivalence between imagery and perception. One … Continue reading Hypnosis, Neuroscience, and Pain Perception

Hypnoteaching and Hypnolearning

Hypnoteaching refers to the application of hypnosis in teaching and learning. It is defined as an alternative state of awareness in which learners can focus, concentrate and absorb various suggestions to attain specific educational outcomes. It has been determined that children are more susceptible to hypnotic suggestions than adults, which shows that the use of … Continue reading Hypnoteaching and Hypnolearning