Hypnosis in contemporary medicine. J.H. Stewart
The acceptance of hypnosis as a mode of treatment in medicine is increasing as a result of “careful, methodical, empirical work of many research pioneers.” Many important trials reviewed here have helped to establish the role of hypnosis in contemporary medicine. These trials have established the utility and efficacy of hypnosis for several medical conditions, either alone or as part of the treatment regimen. Nonetheless, skepticism may prevail and hypnosis may remain underused because of the tendency to doubt or fear the unknown. According to a recent study, healthcare providers changed their attitudes significantly and positively when presented with information about the use of hypnosis in medicine. Through greater awareness and acceptance of hypnosis, additional training and research can be inspired in pursuit of improved techniques and new areas of potential benefit. (Stewart, J.H. 2005, Hypnosis in contemporary medicine, MayoClinicProceedings, www.mayoclinicproceedings.org )
Darmgerichte hypnotherapie langdurig effect
Vijf jaar na de behandeling met darmgerichte hypnotherapie is 70 procent van de kinderen met chronische buikpijn nog steeds in klinische remissie. Met standaardtherapie is dit 20 procent. Dat meldde Marc Benninga, hoogleraar kindergastro-enterologie in het AMC tijdens de United Gastroenterology Week.