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The Hypnosis Treatment Option; Proven Solutions for Pain, Insomnia, Stress, Obesity, and Other Common Health Problems

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Clearing up the myths about hypnosis and presenting scientific research documenting its efficacy, this guide explains what hypnosis is and how it can be used to treat more than 50 common health problems, including chronic pain, sleep disorders, smoking cessation, asthma, obesity, and headaches. Hypnosis works as a healing, anesthetic, and pain-management tool, providing real, measurable health benefits to patients either on its own or in conjunction with other therapies and treatments. In addition, patients who learn and practice self-hypnosis are able to reduce their healthcare costs, prevent symptom relapses, take fewer medications, and make fewer emergency room visits. This book includes information on specific health issues for which hypnosis has been proven to be effective, including issues related to pregnancy and childbirth; up-to-date studies than demonstrate the results that can be achieved, including how it can benefit children; an appendix with resources for ongoing research; and a glossary of terms.

Author Biography

Scott D. Lewis is a chiropractor and clinical hypnotherapist who has spent more than 25 years educating people about hypnosis and using hypnosis to help patients. He lectures throughout the year and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs worldwide. He formerly headlined his own hypnosis show at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas for more than nine years. He lives in Las Vegas.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
What You Need to Know about Hypnosisp. 1
What Is Hypnosis?p. 3
Myths and Misconceptionsp. 13
The History of Hypnosisp. 19
Finding a Good Hypnotistp. 31
Guided Self-Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosisp. 39
How Hypnosis Can Improve Your Healthp. 47
Anxiety, Stress, and Phobiasp. 49
Asthmap. 59
Childbirthp. 67
Chronic Painp. 77
Distress from Diagnostic and Medical Proceduresp. 97
Headache Relief: Migrainesp. 105
Headache Relief: Tension Headachesp. 113
Insomniap. 121
Irritable Bowel Syndromep. 129
Lower Back Painp. 137
Presurgical Hypnosisp. 145
Postsurgical Hypnosisp. 155
Smoking Cessationp. 165
Weight Managementp. 175
More Health Conditions That Respond to Hypnosisp. 185
Epiloguep. 199
Glossaryp. 205
Resourcesp. 209
Notesp. 213
Indexp. 251
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
About the Authorp. 263
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