The new field of psychoneuroimmunology is exploding with amazing discoveries about how thoughts and emotions affect the body’s immune and other systems, to create or reverse dis-ease.
Although medical “evidence” in the way of approved and reproducible large-scale studies are slow to come about, case stories of how people have used mind-body-spirit techniques–such as meditation, prayer, visualization, affirmations, and hypnosis -abound.
Hypnosis is a very effective mind-body-spirit technique for producing change. Navigate to this website to get more info on the side effects of chemotherapy.
And cancer patients have a variety of psychological, medical, and even spiritual needs that may be addressed through hypnosis.
Hair loss is another common concern among people who must undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatments. There are some wonderful hypnotic suggestions that have been shown to be effective in greatly reducing and even preventing hair loss from these treatments.
That is a big relief to many people and helps increase the self-esteem and dignity that many feel they lose along with their hair. Pain–whether it be from the effects of cancer or of the chemo or radiation–is a prominent issue for some.
The use of hypnosis for pain management allows terminal patients to live their remaining days in some peace and comfort and not under a haze of strong pain medication.