HYPNOSIS in Surgery
Hypnosis is a natural way to approach relaxation, problems with sleeping and – weight loss, but did you know that since the 1990’s thousands of patients have used it in place of anesthetics. For many patients undergoing surgery, hyposeduction, as it is referred to, replaces the complete need for pain killing narcotics and nerve-quelling tranquilizers during surgical procedures. Patients claim they prefer hyposeduction and anesthesia because they avoid the nausea, fatigue, poor coordination as well as; cognitive impairment one would expect to experience. Recovery is expedited (almost by 50%) since there are less side effects. Its benefits are immeasurable in situations where the patient is allergic to anesthesia.
Hypnosis is also very effective in situations where patients need to be calm. For example: when patients have to have epidurals, implantation of deep-brain electrodes or when undergoing bladder catheterizations. Not everyone however can be hypnotized. Only 15% can be highly hypnotized, 60% to some degree and the rest somewhat unresponsive. It is in Europe where hypnosis, has really gained popularity over the years in surgical situations.
Hypnosis in Surgery – University of California, Berkeley.
Mind/Body Hypnosis Article – Hypnosis in Surgery -by C. Devin Hastings
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