Hypnotherapy can be an effective way to treat a variety of problems. We often recommend it in combination with other medical treatment. However, since hypnotherapy is an alternative solution, we have found that many patients are hesitant to give it a try. Thus, we have attempted to answer some of the common questions and concerns that we hear from prospective patients.
IS HYPNOTHERAPY SAFE?
Ultimately, most of the questions we receive come down to the safety of the solution. When performed in a medical environment by a trained professional, hypnotherapy is incredibly safe. We view this solution in the same light we would any of the treatments that we offer. That means that we are focused on ensuring our patients’ safety and focus on improving their health at all times.
We bring a great level of care and attentiveness to anything that we do so our patients can be confident that they are in good hands. Still, we do believe it is important to visit a professional for this instead of just anyone who offers the service.
CAN THIS THERAPY BE USED TO HEAL HEALTH PROBLEMS?
We recommend this therapy as a way to help promote healing and overall better health. The body has an incredible ability to heal itself so this therapy can sometimes be used to encourage and promote that. Typically, it is in conjunction with other treatments or in conjunction with the patient taking medication.
For example, it may help to lower a patient’s blood pressure in combination with taking blood pressure medication. Sometimes hypnotherapy alone can be effective but that really depends on the individual patient.
CAN THE THERAPY HELP ME TO LOSE WEIGHT?
This treatment is often effective for changing the way our patients approach food and eating in general. In that manner, it can help patients to feel full faster or to eat less and therefore lose weight. While therapy is not a magic treatment for people struggling with obesity, it is important to try anything that can change their relationship with food since that is what will lead to results.
CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP ME TO STOP SMOKING?
This therapy has been incredibly effective for people who are trying to break an addiction, including the addiction to cigarettes. Patients who are actively trying to quit and looking for support may find that this is all they need to stick with their plan. It can sometimes be more effective than something like using gum or patches.
IS HYPNOTHERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
This is the ultimate question and the only way to answer it is to conduct a consultation. We need to understand what a patient’s goals are and what they are struggling with before we can recommend a treatment plan. If we feel that this therapy is going to be an effective solution, we will recommend it at that time and can then discuss next steps.
The good news is that patients who have used this therapy tend to be incredibly pleased with the results. So, to find out if it is right for you, schedule an appointment with our office today.