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Harnessing the Mind/Body connection with Clinical Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery is on the cutting edge of alternative/complimentary medicine today because is safe and free of side effects! For many, many years western allopathic doctors believed there was absolutely no correlation between the mind and healing the body! (Whenever doctors go on strike, the death rate usually drops!) Realize that Hypnotherapists have been quietly and successfully doing Mind/Body communication for the past 120 years, if not longer! Hypnosis is not a panacea yet has many proven and useful applications, once we take the time to understand more about it.
It is well known that the majority of hospital visits are psychosomatic illnesses; meaning the root causes are from repressed emotions, mental attitudes, nervous habits, or lifestyle choices. But most allopathic medical doctors test, diagnose and treat symptoms, not root causes. They simply label and temporarily suppress symptoms, then hope that the condition will improve. This practice keeps us in the dark about ourselves and does nothing to foster true healing; we empower the MD or "Medical Deity" instead of ourselves. Often the symptom will later shift to some other part of the body because nothing has really changed! This serves only to reinforce that low grade, destructive fear that something is wrong with you. And where there is ignorance and fear, there is pain.
Medical authorities reason it is cheaper, easier, less time consuming, and ultimately more profitable to convince a patient to simply take a pill rather than discover something about themselves or make a healthy lifestyle change. The insurance companies play right along, if not even promote this attitude. Thus, many pharmaceuticals are unnecessarily prescribed simply to mask symptoms and placate rather than heal, causing either serious cross-interactions with other drugs or other dangerous side effects. The fact is, our health care system is run by economists and not healers.
Science has now discovered there are actual physical Mind/Body links through which our mind affects our organs, hormone, immune, and healing systems. They are the chemical messengers created in the brain called, "neuropeptides". Thoughts, feelings, or mental images create specific neuropeptides which are in turn released into the bloodstream and circulate to specific organs, glands or areas within the body. And since most every cell in our body has a neuropeptide receptor, it is possible to communicate to our body down to the cellular level!
Our mind also produces a range of pain-killing neurochemicals very similar in chemical structure to morphine called, "endorphins". These naturally occurring substances are used by the mind to relieve pain in a site-specific way without dangerously compromising the body's major functions as with "general" anesthesia. Since 1840, it was known that patients who used hypnosis for pain control during surgical procedures have a much faster recovery time and much lower incidence of post-operative infection than those who used standard anesthesia. Thus, learning to control our thoughts and moods, we can empower ourselves and reclaim our health without developing dependency on mind-dulling or dangerous drugs! This holds especially true in natural childbirth. For more information about Pain Control with self-hypnosis click here.
Your subconscious mind controls your bodily functions and habit center, your intellect does not! Compiling more and more information does not spur your healing system into action or motivate you to change. The key to self-healing is to methodically and systematically communicate the desired healing messages or behavioral changes to your subconscious mind in its language: imagery. Notice that a good movie or a powerful dream can produce the same effect on your body as if it were really happening! Even though you intellectually know the movie scenes are staged, the characters are played by actors, and the dream is not "real", your subconscious reacts as though it is. In other words, you must literally incorporate the "picture of health" to be the picture of health!
With hypnosis, you'll learn to communicate through your Mind/Body connection for such uses as: naturally lowering blood pressure, controlling IBS and other gastric symptoms, relieving chronic pain, enhancing your immune system, painless childbirth, ending your nervous habits, speeding up recovery from surgery or injury, repairing damaged nerves as a result of strokes or trauma, managing the side-effects of chemo or radiation treatment, controlling bleeding during surgery, shrinking tumors, stimulating hair growth on the scalp, insomnia relief, and motivation for a healthy lifestyle change.