We all worry about our health and how we can improve it. Whether it be from diet or exercise, maybe even medicinal approaches, we'll always look for new or novel ways to improve our health.
One way you may not be familiar with is hypnosis. This video portrays hypnosis and shows you all of the ways it can benefit your health.
While people are getting concerned about weight gain, a Russian-American hypnotist has discovered a way to keep people from over-stuffing themselves by using simple hypnosis methods. Many patients found hypnosis enjoyable and stress-reducing. And, when combined with the desire to change, many found that hypnosis helps.
Hypnotize sleep: relax, turn on your iPhone, iPod or player, and drift away into peaceful sleep
Hypnotizing sleep works, according to an interesting study in the International Journal of Psychosomatics which compared subjects that were hypnotized for sleep with subjects with a stimulus control or a placebo for insomnia. According to the subjects' sleep diaries, those that were hypnotized improved sleep, whereas the other groups did not notice a change in their insomnia. Read more »
You could be better off getting better sleep with hypnosis rather than sleeping pills for insomnia.
In a study of patients with post traumatic syndrome and consequential sleeping issues, it was found that hypnotherapy outperformed the drug Zolpidem (whose trade name is Ambien). Not only did the group with hypnotherapy reduce their post-traumatic symptoms, the hypnotherapy group showed an improvement in all of the sleep variables that the researchers were assessing. Read more »
The jaw clenching and teeth clenching and grinding that you do when sleeping can be destructive. It can lead to destroyed teeth, not to mention the sore jaw and other issues due to your jaw clenching and grinding. There are many remedies on the market for bruxism. One of the most effective and least invasive is hypnosis, as shown by several jaw clenching research studies.
For example, a study for bruxism (the technical term for your teeth and jaw clenching) by Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Dentistry, Portland found that hypnosis was indeed an effective means to stop your jaw and teeth clenching. In this study, subjects who were experiencing jaw clenching and teeth grinding had hypnotherapy sessions for bruxism. At the end of the study, both EMG recordings and self-reports showed that there was a significant decrease in the tooth grinding and jaw clenching. In fact, in the 3-year follow-up, it was found that the teeth clenching had continued to be stopped. Read more »
So - you want to stop jaw clenching and teeth clenching now because: you are tired of the jaw clenching that causes a sore jaw each morning; the tooth grinding is causing damage to your teeth; or simply because your sleeping partner complains about the sounds you make every night.
Study concludes that hypnosis to stop teeth grinding can create quick, enduring changes
Research has shown that hypnosis can help teeth clenching and grinding. For example, a study by the Monroe Mental Health Center, Inc., in Norfolk, NE, describes a 63 year-old women with a 60-year history of tooth grinding (also called bruxism), who was treated with hypnosis for bruxism. After hypnosis, not only did the teeth clenching and grinding stop, but evaluations demonstrated that she continued to stop teeth grinding - even after a 5 year follow-up. Read more »
Do you want to stop teeth grinding? Do you have the symptoms of grinding your teeth at night:
- you wake up with jaw muscles that are painful or tight due to jaw clenching
- you teeth are getting chipped or worn down due to this teeth clenching and tooth grinding
- your sleeping partner complains about the grinding noises you are making while grinding your teeth
- you find you have chewed the tissue on the inside of your cheek
If you have the above, then you quite likely are grinding your teeth while sleeping. This, in technical terms, is called bruxism.
Most people grind their teeth because their jaw has just gotten into the habit of being tense during the night (and day). This is often due to stress. It can also be because your teeth are misaligned, making it hard for the jaw to remain relaxed. Read more »
A study reported in the Journal of Clinical Psychology studied the effects of diet and hypnosis. Two groups were formed: both used weight-loss behavioral treatment - but one group also used hypnosis for dieting. At the end of 9 weeks, both groups lost weight. However, at the end of the 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, it was found that only the hypnosis group had additional weight loss, and that more of the hypnosis subjects had achieved and maintained their weight loss goals Read more »
Have you though about trying to quit smoking by hypnosis? A recent study has concluded that using hypnosis to quit smoking can be just as good as counseling. Read more »