Is Hypnosis a Form of Alternative Care?

When I talk to people about Hypnosis, they often assume that it and other therapies are "Alternative Therapies" that are ancillary to the "Traditional (allopathic) Medicine" ( Western cultures have accepted allopathic medicine as the new traditional style of medicine. Nonetheless, this new conventional archetype is a relative newbie in medicine.

Hippocrates (460-377 BC), the founding father of natural medicine, led the allopathic doctors to the Hippocratic Oath, in which dietary measures play a lead part in the original oath of Hippocrates. However, in modern translations of the oath, the central importance of diet is often somewhat hidden. English Wikipedia, for example, turns it into: "I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing."

But the original Greek oath, literally translated, says: "I will apply dietetic and lifestyle measures to help the sick to my best ability and judgment; I will protect them from harm and injustice."

The dietetic and lifestyle measures are just one word in Greek, διαιτήμασί (pronounced as "deaytimasy"). You may recognize the word "diet" in there. It means as much as a lifestyle regime, with a focus on diet. Exercise is also part of it. Sometimes it is just translated as dietetic measures" (Retrieved from[ Spelling and grammar changed to American Spelling and current grammar rules]

Dr. Richard K.  Nongard, a preeminent modern trainer in Hypnosis, states: "Hypnosis is not an alternative or complementary idea that has some uses with some medical clients. Hypnotherapy is, in fact, a first-line intervention. With some medical conditions, it is, in fact, the preferred method of helping clients to achieve success, wellness, and contentment" ( Medical hypnotherapy: Techniques, scripts, and processes for effective Hypnosis and healing, 2012).

Today, there seems to be a shift to the basics of actual traditional medicine. This shift to the past employs more natural and less destructive pharmacology using whole plants rather than isolating what scientists think is the single active agent in healing plants. In addition, people are discovering that herbs and foods contain synergistic groups of ingredients that provide medicinal benefits.

Perhaps people are beginning to realize that there is more to health than taking a pill or getting a shot. Health comes from within and from the power of the mind-body connection. Hypnosis is a front-line intervention for many if not most medical conditions, from how a First Responder to others in the healing process deal with their patients.

Hypnosis offers better insights into dealing with any emergency issues that First Responders can quickly learn and put into practice to manage their patients better.

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