Hypnotherapy can help you strengthen your natural healing ability in three ways.
- First, relaxation. Stress is believed to be a factor in roughly 80% of physical ailments and syndromes. Using breathing and other automatic cues, you can move yourself from the fight-or-flight response (the sympathetic nervous system) to the relaxation response, in which the body has a lot more energy to use for healing.
- Second, giving the subconscious mind an image or goal can stimulate the Autonomic Nervous System and improve the production of hormones, chemicals and neuro-transmitters involved in healing.
- Finally, letting go of fear can reduce pain, by ending what’s known as the Fear, Tension, Pain cycle. (Fear causes muscular tension, which makes injuries worse. To picture how being relaxed can help, just imagine a drunken cowboy falling off a horse in an old Western, or, even better, the marvelous Chinese movie Drunken Master with Jackie Chan.)
Hypnosis before surgery, listening to a recording during surgery and hypnosis or self-hypnosis post-surgery all have been shown to shorten the time of hospital stays and reduce levels of medication needed.
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If you’re getting ready for surgery, or healing from a recent surgery or injury, contact clinical hypnotherapist Stephanie Voss at (323) 478-1920 to discover how quickly you can heal with help from hypnosis.