Hypnosis Reappraised

I have had several people contact me and ask if hypnosis can help in a variety of circumstances. My position on the efficacy of hypnosis on a plethora of issues is that Hypnosis is a first-line treatment for virtually all medical issues. I include any trauma patient that is conscious or unconscious! While I was researching the efficacy of hypnosis, I discovered information that research included some of the issues which can be addressed and improved by hypnosis. Here is what I found:

            Overview of Recent Literature

"There have been 1,018 articles dealing with hypnosis in the past three years (1966 through 1968), approximately forty percent of which dealt with its use in therapy, In the same period we find 899 articles on psychoan­alytic therapy and 355 on behavior therapy.

Contrary to popular opinion that hypnosis is only effective in certain specific symptom-removal cases, a wide range of diagnostic cate­gories have been successfully treated by hyp­notherapy. This includes anxiety reaction, obsessive-compulsive neurosis, hysterical reac­tions and sociopathic disorders (Hussain, 1964), as well as epilepsy (Stein, 1963), al­coholism (Chong Tong Mun, 1966), frigidity (Richardson, 1963), stammering and homo­sexuality (Alexander, 1965), various psycho­somatic disorders including asthma, sponta­neous abortions, dysmenorrhea, allergic rhini-tis, ulcers, dermatitis, infertility and essential hypertension (Chong Tong Mun, 1964, 1966) (Barrios, A. A. 1970, p.2)".

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Barrios, A. A. (1970). Hypnotherapy: A reappraisal. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 7(1), 2–7. https://doi.org/10.1037/h0086544

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