Hypnotherapy and Cancer
Hypnotherapy and Cancer
This weeks guest Blog by: Mesothelioma.net
Mesothelioma and Hypnotherapy
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the lining of internal organs. This cancer can be mild or aggressive. In its most severe form, it can be fatal. Like other cancers, the emotional frustration and physical degradation can prove to be overwhelming. Unfortunately, there is no cure. Still, there are a variety of treatments and complementary medicines to help ease the burden of this cancer. Hypnosis is just one of the many recommended forms of complementary medicine that is recommended. It is important to note that hypnosis is not a mind control game and is not treated as such in a professional environment.
Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Cancer Patients
Hypnosis is not an alternative medicine and will not treat cancer. Hypnosis can be used to treat the symptoms of cancer and alleviate the pains associated with its treatment. Alongside traditional Western medicine, hypnosis can prove to be helpful and welcome among many cancer patients.
Hypnosis has many benefits. These benefits include, but are not limited to:
Quitting Bad Habits
Hypnosis has many benefits, but one of the greatest is its ability to help individuals control their own minds. By analysing, sorting, and controlling their own thoughts, patients are able to quit serious addictions like smoking, drinking, or illegal drugs. These are habits that are either linked to their cancer or exacerbate the problems brought on by their cancer and its medical treatment.
Alleviating Emotional Pain
The frustration, anger, fear, stress and other categories of emotional pain associated with cancer can tear a person apart. Hypnosis is a method of tackling those emotions head-on. When a patient can tackle the root of their emotional distress, they can formulate a plan and address it immediately. Having a skilled hypnotherapist will also help to facilitate the process of sorting and addressing these distressing factors.
Alleviating Physical Pain
The physical pain associated with cancer is immense. Individuals complain of aches and pains all over their body. There is swelling, bruising, and burning for reasons that are as unexplainable as they are painful. Hypnosis teaches patients to control their minds. While it may not seem connected, patients that undergo hypnotherapy are able to control the pain centers in their mind. This means that these individuals often need less pain medication, and suffer less severely from the debilitating cancer treatments than those that do not have hypnosis therapy.
Reducing Exhaustion and Fatigue
One of the worst symptoms of cancer is exhaustion and fatigue. Without proper rest, a person’s health will decline very quickly. Hypnosis works to reduce the factors that keep a patient from properly resting, and therefore its practice will promote efficient and restful sleep. With better sleep, and less exhaustion, a person with cancer will live a longer life. Cancer in any form poses a significant threat to an individual’s health and wellbeing. The list of negative effects that cancer and treatment are endless, and the journey is gruelling. This form of complementary medicine is sure to help tackle these effects. Hypnosis will not cure cancer, but the research backing its many benefits is certainly something worth investigating.