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Hypnosis for Postradiation Xerostomia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study.
Xerostomia, the sensation of dry mouth, affects almost all patients who undergo radiotherapy for cancer in the head and neck area. Current therapies for xerostomia are inadequate, and the condition negatively impacts the quality of life. This prospective observational pilot aimed to evaluate whether hypnosis could improve salivation and decrease xerostomia. Twelve patients with xerostomia after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer were assessed for severity of xerostomia symptoms and sialometry. They then received a single hypnosis session with specific suggestions to increase salivation. The session was recorded on a compact disk (CD), and the participants were instructed to listen to it twice a day for one month. Sialometry was repeated immediately after hypnosis. Validated xerostomia questionnaires were completed at one, four, and 12 weeks after hypnosis. A substantial overall improvement was reported by eight patients at 12 weeks (66%). The saliva flow rate increased on sialometry in nine patients following hypnosis (75%). There was no correlation between the magnitude of changes in the measured saliva flow rate and changes in subjective measures (Spearman's correlation coefficient r=0.134). Symptomatic improvement significantly correlated with the number of times the patients listened to the hypnosis CD (r=0.714, P=0.009). No adverse events were reported. The data from this small observational trial suggest that hypnosis may be an effective treatment for xerostomia. Confirmation in a larger randomized and controlled investigation is warranted.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Jan 29. Schiff E, Mogilner JG, Sella E, Doweck I, Hershko O, Ben-Arye E, Yarom N. Department of Internal Medicine (E.S.), Bnai-Zion Hospital, Haifa; Department for Complementary/Integrative Medicine, Law and Ethics (E.S.), and The International Center for Health, Law and Ethics (E.S.), Haifa University, Haifa; Department of Pediatric Surgery (J.G.M.), The Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, and the Complementary and Traditional Medicine Unit (E.B.-A.), Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (E.S., I.D.), Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel; Faculty of Medicine (O.H.), Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary; Clalit Health Services (E.B.-A.), Haifa and Western Galilee District; and Oral Medicine Clinic (N.Y.), Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.
How much damage has your gambling addiction done to your finances and your relationships?Learn how to conquer your cravings for gambling and recognize and deactivate triggers that would have sent you to the poker table or the race track.
Are drugs taking over your life?You’ll learn how to erase negative cravings through reprogramming your mind to install healthy motivation and reward responses.You’ll start to detoxify your body and addressing the factors that led you to addiction.
Are there periods or situations in your life where you are more prone to poor self confidence?Use this session for periods or areas of your life where you need to boost your self confidence.The benefit is you'll be more confident in all areas of life
Of spoofing, spam, and Internet porn, it is probably the last creation of the Information Super Highway that has had the most adverse effect on the lives of many people. The immediate availability of – legal and illegal – pornographic images has made parental supervision nearly impossible and has ruined many relationships.
Like any addictive behavior, Internet porn addiction has both physiological and mental sides. The arousal that ensues creates a reaction in the brain and body. Like any drug, when the physical manifestation is linked to psychological aspect, this on-line viewing...
When excessive worry interferes with your ability to function, then you medical doctors or psychologists may determine that you are suffering from an anxiety. If you do not respond to psychotherapy or counseling, medical doctors may prescript one of several medications. I’ve researched these meds and wish to share with you what I found out.
GABAPENTIN (brand names: Neurontin, Gabarone)
Although specifically approved only for use in the treatment of epilepsy and post-herpetic neuralgia (pain following shingles), Neurontin is widely used to treat anxiety disorders. However, although...
Even though during my military career I learned to jump out of perfectly good airplanes, I never quite got rid of a debilitating fear of heights until I started studying Neuro-Linguistic Programming and hypnotherapy. Despite the fact that I never refused a task involving heights, my military trainers noticed that I would have to use sheer willpower. During my NLP training, Clinton Clay, LCSW, a Huntsville, Alabama, master practitioner trainer, used a brief hypnosis technique. Now not only can I stand on ladders and look over the edge of high buildings, I also found that I could pursue my...