Last week, two studies from Sweden found that one hour a week of hypnotherapy for 12 weeks eased symptoms of irritable-bowel syndrome in 40% of patients (compared with 12% in a control group) and that the positive effects can last as long as seven years.
In the article, David Spiegel, a psychiatrist and director of the Center for Health and Stress at Stanford University who has studied hypnosis for 40 years says, “We can teach people how to manage pain and anxiety.”
And that’s what I love about hypnosis. In a hypnosis session, I teach clients self-hypnosis tools they can use to reduce pain, anxiety, and stress (among other things like weight loss and smoking cessation).
Read the full article, Medical Hypnosis: You Are Getting Very Healthy, in The Wall Street Journal.