Although we treat medical conditions using medical hypnotherapy here at Zoë Clews & Associates, it’s important to understand that our sessions are NOT a substitute for medical care and we may require written permission from your medical practitioner before we can treat you.
In simplest terms, medical hypnosis is the use of hypnosis to achieve physical healing. While the most common use of hypnosis is to create changes in psychological behaviours and patterns, medical hypnotherapy deals with the physical being and psychogenic disorders.
Physical issues may include autoimmune disorders, chronic pain, physical trauma recovery, preparation for and from surgery and many more, whilst psychogenic disorders are physical illnesses that stem from emotional or mental stresses.
There are many common conditions that can be treated by medical hypnotherapy. These include Irritable Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, some physical symptoms associated with cancer treatment (e.g. nausea, weight loss, insomnia, pain and fatigue), Psoriasis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Medical hypnotherapy can also help prepare people for many medical and surgical procedures, has no side effects and can also bring psychological benefits with regard to emotional and mental well being.
HOW WE CAN HELP
People often underestimate the power the subconscious mind has over the body. Put simply, the pre-set functions and programmes stored by your subconscious govern the body and all its processes – including, among many other things, wound healing, immune function, blood pressure and heart function.
Hypnosis acts with the subconscious mind to achieve positive physical change. By effectively resetting the subconscious to work in harmony with your body, hypnotherapy can have a significant positive impact on your physical well being while also helping to clear any subconscious or psychological obstacles to physical health.