Continuing from my last blog, let’s 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, the patient’s body cannot cope with medical treatment’s side effects that impede 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, hypnotherapy can address this crucial emotional issue and could affect a person’s recovery.
Reason 2 – Lessening the amount of medical intervention needed
Research undertaken on hypnosis and surgery proves that patients using hypnotherapy in preparation for the surgery needed less anesthesia and medication during this process, AND they healed much faster from surgery than the control group – sometimes a full nine days faster.* That is very significant.
Using hypnosis before medical treatment or surgery can help decrease the worries and fears a person may experience during 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 nothing can be done to halt this.
Hypnosis can guide your subconscious mind into claiming your role in the recovery process and thus give you back a sense of control.
The hypnosis process is often accompanied by physical, emotional, and relaxation, which help relieve stress and tension. Therefore, regular hypnosis sessions will help the individual relax deeply, which can significantly affect 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. In this respect, using it as part of your cancer treatment plan may lessen the medical intervention or medicine you ultimately need.