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Medical Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy harnesses the mind-body connection.

The use of hypnosis has been endorsed by some of the largest major Medical Associations:

1955 – The British Medical Association endorses the medical use of hypnosis.

1958 – The American Medical Association approves hypnosis as a therapeutic procedure.

1958 – The Canadian Medical Association endorses hypnosis.

Since 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recommended hypnotherapy as a treatment for anxiety, headaches, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, smoking cessation, and hot flashes in breast cancer survivors.

New branches of science such as psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology are unravelling the mysteries of the mind-body connection. In the meantime, hypnotherapists are out in the world using well-established techniques to direct the body's resources for healing.

Hypnosis has been proven to be effective with a wide variety of medical conditions, thanks to research by well-respected medical institutions.

Click on individual medical conditions below to see what research has been done. (New research is always coming out, so this list and the abstracts in the sub-pages are not complete.)






Chronic Pain




Heart Conditions

Immune Function


Irritable Bowel Syndrome



Post-menopausal hot flashes

Sexual dysfunction and sex-related anxiety/stress


In the above pages, you will find abstracts from the following English-language medical journals, all of which have reported positive research results on the medical uses of hypnosis:


Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

American Journal of Gastroenterology

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care

MedicineAnnals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Australian Endodontic Journal

BMC Pediatrics

Brain Research Bulletin

British Medical Journal

Digestive Diseases and Sciences

European Journal of Cancer Care

European Journal of Pain

Health Psychology

Integrative Cancer Therapies

International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

International Journal of Colorectal Disease

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Adolescent Health Care

Journal of Advanced Nursing

Journal of Asthma

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral PediatricsJ

ournal of Experimental and Integrated Medicine

Journal of Human Stress

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health

MedicineJournal of Psychosomatic Research

Journal of Supportive and Community Oncology

Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Medical Journal of Australia


Nursing Clinics of North America

Nursing Standard


Orthopedic Journal of Nursing



Psychiatric Medicine


Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology

Seminars in Gastrointestinal Disease

Southern Medical Journal

Special Care in Dentistry

The Clinical Journal of Pain

Women's Health Issues

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