Article describes medical uses of hypnosis

In “Health Journal,” the Wall Street Journal reports that hypnosis is often misunderstood as a technique to place people under someone else’s control.

According to the Journal, the truth is that real hypnosis for therapeutic practice is designed to give patients more control over their own minds and bodies, not less.

The article discusses how hypnosis can help patients minimize pain, fear and disability, and it can also help ease medical conditions, such as migraine headaches, high blood pressure, asthma, hot flashes chemotherapy-related side effects.

The article points out, however, that patients should not think of hypnosis as a “cure” for medical problems, because it is only meant to help them cope better with those issues.

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3 Responses to Article describes medical uses of hypnosis

  1. Peter Zieg says:

    “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” (Baltimore, MD in 1970 and 1974) my wife delivered our two sons with the aid of hypnosis, under the care of a marvelous grandfatherly Christian physician. It was a wonderful experience, she would affirm.

  2. Sheryl Oder says:

    Many Christians believe hypnosis can put us under demonic control.

  3. Dr. Walt says:

    They may want to read my chapter on ‘hypnosis’ in my book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook. In fact, I may just post it as a blog in the next week or two.

    Dr. Walt

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