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Scientific Research and Hypnotherapy

Effects of Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy on IBS in Different Clinical Settings—Results From Two Randomized, Controlled Trials.

Ocotber 2011

The American Journal of Gastroenterology has reported that, “Gut-directed hypnotherapy has been found to be effective in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, randomized, controlled studies are rare and few have been performed outside highly specialized research centers. The objective of this study was to study the effect of gut-directed hypnotherapy in IBS in different clinical settings outside the traditional research units. Two new studies also concluded “Gut-directed hypnotherapy is an effective treatment alternative for patients with refractory IBS, but the effectiveness is lower when the therapy is given outside the highly specialized research centers.” Read the artcile and academic notes by clicking here.

Impact of self hypnosis in women on select physiologic and psychological parameters.

March 2010

Research published on website of The National Center for Biotechnology Information (a US based organisation that advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information) reported on a study by Marquette University Nurse-Midwifery Program:

“Hypnosis is an innovative, low-technology, self-modulated approach that may contribute to stress reduction and health promotion. Parameters demonstrated increased parasympathetic nervous system activity associated with relaxation during and immediately after the hypnosis experience. Findings from this study suggest that nurses can include hypnosis information when advising healthy women about available stress reduction approaches, as well as tailor their nursing care for women who present using this alternative approach”. Read more here


March 2010