Less Medication. Continuing on from my last blog let’s take a look at the second most important reason for incorporating the practice of hypnotherapy into your cancer treatment plan. As readers of my blog already know I fully acknowledge that more and more people overcome cancer because of the powerful advancements made in traditional, conventional medicine.
Having said that, certain reports reveal that in some cases, when a patient does not recover or recovers slowly, it is not the disease itself that the individual succumbs to. Rather it is the patient’s body’s inability to cope with the side effects of medical treatment that impedes the healing process. What’s more, the build up to surgery, chemo and radiation can be extremely emotionally taxing and as we know chronic psychological stress can also impair healing.
With this in mind, here is how hypnotherapy can address this crucial emotional issue that could affect a person’s recovery.
Reason 2 – Lessening the amount of medical intervention needed
Research undertaken on the subject of hypnosis and surgery proves that patients using hypnotherapy in preparation for surgery needed less anesthesia and medication during this process AND they healed much faster from surgery as opposed to the control group – some times a full 9 days faster.* That is very significant.
Using hypnosis before medical treatment or surgery can help to decrease the worries and fears a person may experience in the run up to the treatment. The majority of fear stems from the feeling of being out of control. In a person with cancer this fear may manifest as the feeling that the body is in a deteriorating state of health and that there is nothing that can be done to halt this.
Hypnosis can guide your subconscious mind into claiming your own role in the recovery process and thus give you back a sense of control.
The process of hypnosis is often accompanied by physical emotional and relaxation which help to relieve stress and tension. Regular sessions of hypnosis will therefore help the individual to relax deeply and this in itself can have a significant effect on the body’s immune system function.
In simpler terms hypnosis can help you to feel better. If you feel better you are more likely to heal better.
Hypnosis can be used to address the psychological impact of medical treatment and in this respect using it as part of your cancer treatment plan may lessen the amount of medical intervention or medicine you ultimately need.