Major Hospitals Turing To Hypnotherapy
In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, it would appear that many major hospitals in the United States are beginning to look at hypnotherapy as a means of treatment for a variety of conditions. Hypnotherapy is being utilised for sufferers of digestive conditions like heartburn, colitis, acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. The hospitals using hypnotherapy include Mount Sinai, University of Michigan, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston, University of Washington in Seattle, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and Loyola University Medical Centre and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the Chicago area and the Mayo Clinic. At the Susan and Leonard Feinstein Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Center at Mount Sinai hypnotherapy is being utilised as a treatment for Crohn’s disease.
Most practitioners and even some clients will be aware that hypnotherapy has been used for years as a viable treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but these additional issues presents an opportunity for hypnotherapy to be used far more in medical settings. This presents a challenge for trainers to learn as much as possible about working with these conditions in order to train this and the next generation of hypnotherapist in working with these digestive issues. Remember, one need to be educated in these areas before one attempts to work with them. Good practice after all is the most important thing.