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Alternative Health, Hypnosis And You
Practitioners of both conventional and alternative medicine agree that in certain matters of your health, hypnosis is an effective treatment. Just like any other medicine or therapy that has to do with any part of your health, hypnosis is not for everyone. But don’t be surprised is one day your regular doctor or therapists recommends that you go see a hypnotherapist (a fancy name for a hypnosis doctor).
Stress Related Conditions
Two of the most frustrating physical conditions that you can experience are painful, flaky itching in patches of your skin – or sweating buckets for no known reason. Eczema and psoriasis, which can cause painful, flaking and itchy skin, are often exacerbated by stress. Even after a very stressful event, you can have a flare up – even if it's been gone for months. Sweating uncontrollably is called hyperhydrosis and it also gets worse if you are under stress.
However, how can you be calm and cool if you have eczema, psoriasis or hyperhydrosis? You get worried about trying not to get worried and then you're in trouble. When caught in this vicious cycle of your health, hypnosis can help break the chain. It might not be able to completely solve your condition, but it often can help it not be so uncomfortable. You are put into a hypnotic trance and given a calming image or thought whenever you begin to feel stressed.
Do You Need To See Someone?
Another great thing about hypnosis is that you don’t have to do it under a hypnotherapist, or the hypnotherapist will help you learn to do health hypnosis for yourself. Learning health hypnosis is a skill that makes you constantly wonder, "Am I doing this right?" which wakes you up. This is why a lot of people prefer to go to a hypnotherapist for the first couple of health hypnosis sessions and then, once they get the feel of it, try it for themselves in the comfort of their own homes.
There are also a lot of self-hypnosis DVDs, CDs and tapes available, many with pre-recorded messages for your subconscious. You will probably have to sort through many self-hypnosis CDs on breaking bad habits such as smoking or overeating before you find any generic items. There are also self-hypnosis websites, but this writer can't whole-heartedly recommend them to anyone who is headache prone, as they can sometimes show images which give eyestrain.
In time and with practice, and faith in yourself, you can help your physical and mental health with judicious use of hypnosis.