Physical Health

Young Men Chasing Young Women at BeachThe first uses of hypnosis by health professionals occurred more than two hundred years ago. In its early days, clinical hypnosis was used to treat hysterical conditions, and was also very useful for the induction of anesthesia in surgery in the days before anesthetic drugs. For example, James Esdaile, a Scottish physician working in India in the early part of 19th century performed over three hundred and forty major operations, including amputations and removal of large tumors, with hypnosis as the only anesthetic.

In the first half of the 20th century, hypnosis was often viewed as an exotic or fringe method in medicine and psychology, but slowly gained respect as a potent clinical tool. It finally earned formal recognition as a valuable tool in health care in 1958, when the Council on Mental Health of the American Medical Association recommended that instruction in hypnosis be included in medical school curricula.

Hypnotherapy can be a potent tool to help to take care of your physical body to its maximum potential. When you feel better in your body, you feel good about yourself, and vice versa. As a clinical hypnotherapist, I work with you to help improve your physical health. Here are a few common physical health issues addressed using hypnotherapy:

  • Weight Loss
  • Pain Management
  • Allergies
  • Cancer
  • Digestive system issues
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Reproductive system issues
  • Prostate issues
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fertility (Hypnofertility)
  • Immune system issues
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Respiratory system issues
  • Asthma
  • Childbirth (Hypnobirth)
  • Surgery preparation using glove and full-body anesthesia (non-chemical anesthesia)
  • Post-surgery healing and recovery
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Skin conditions
  • Rashes
  • Psoriasis
  • Anti-aging

Please note: a physician referral is required before initiating work on diagnosed conditions. Working in close cooperation with your medical team ensures your progress in an optimal manner.