(from The Huffington Post)
Antidepressants: The Emperor’s New Drugs?
by Irving Kirsch, Ph.D.
Antidepressants are supposed to be the magic bullet for curing depression. But are they? I used to think so. As a clinical psychologist, I used to refer depressed clients to psychiatric colleagues to have them prescribed. But over the past decade, researchers have uncovered mounting evidence that they are not. It seems that we have been misled. Depression is not a brain disease, and chemicals don’t cure it…
Pain Question & Answer
The Role of Hypnosis for Pain Management
by Scott M. Fishman, MD
Question: How is hypnosis used to treat chronic pain and is it really scientifically proven?
Answer: Hypnosis is a widely practiced and time-tested method for managing pain. Hypnosis has been around for centuries, and was first … <more>
British man has painless surgery with self-hypnosis. From the Daily/Sunday Telegraph, UK.
A hypnotist stunned medics by snubbing anaesthetic and sending himself into a trance before undergoing surgery. Mind-bender Alex Lenkei, who could hear the cracking of bones as the surgeon sawed at his hand …
Helping A Young Gymnist To Overcome Her Fear
IMDHA member Craig Sigl was highlighted on King 5.com Evening Magazine TV. This is a wonderful 4-minute video about helping a young gymnast overcome her fear and return to gymnastics after what could have been a career-ending accident. Shows parts of an actual hypnosis session.
US Karate Champion Uses Sport Hypnotist
Billy Finnegan, who lives in Port Washington, was U.S. karate champion in his division for ten years in a row. Then in 2007 he suffered an injury in competition. . .
His coach, Tokey Hill, the former karate world champion, was at a loss to help Finnegan until he remembered a hypnotist he met four years ago . . .
Sports hypnotist helps jocks find their zone
I am on a bridge over a beautiful creek, about to meet a man who looks just like me. He represents my unconscious mind. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/moore/399590_moore11.html
Hooker in pole position after hypnotist sends him to leap
STEVE HOOKER has been hypnotised to cure his pole-vaulting fears and is ready to jump for Olympic gold tonight. His journey to the top has had its speed bumps, and sessions with a hypnotherapist fixed his fragile mental state that almost caused him to quit …
Let the Mind Help Tame an Irritable Bowel
If you’ve ever had butterflies in your stomach or an attack of nerves that sent you racing for the bathroom, you already know that the intestinal tract has a mind of its own . . .
Stress Less, Sneeze Less
The best way to fight allergy season is knowledge and prevention. Reducing stress in your life could be the one boost to your immune system that will carry you through the season.
The Possibilities in Hypnosis, Where the Patient Has the Power
By JANE E. BRODY
My husband, Richard, smoked cigarettes for 50 years, having failed several attempts to quit on his own. When a friend told him in August 1994 that hypnosis had enabled her to quit, he decided to give it a try.
“It didn’t work; I wasn’t hypnotized,” he declared after his one and only session. But it did work; since that day, he has not taken one puff of a cigarette . . .
Hypnosis and childbirth
Mother and child after cesarean
Payvand’s Iran News …
Photos by Mona Hoobehfekr, ISNA
Nontraditional Modalities Help Oncology Patients— Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy
by Sandy Paton
January 30, 2009
One of the biggest complaints of patients being treated for breast cancer is treatment-related hot flashes. For women … (read article)
Computer Is an Ally in Quit-Smoking Fight
Study Shows Web- and Computer-Based Programs Help Smokers Quit
By Bill Hendrick
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
May 26, 2009 — As every smoker knows, it’s incredibly hard to quit, but help might be as close as the keyboard on your computer, new research suggests.
Web- and computer-based smoking-cessation programs, including some that are interactive, seem to be effective, shows a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. . . .