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Randomized Trial of a Hypnosis Intervention for Treatment of Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Surv.
PURPOSE: Hot flashes are a significant problem for many breast cancer survivors. Hot flashes can cause discomfort, disrupted sleep, anxiety, and decreased quality of life. A well-tolerated and effective mind-body treatment for hot flashes would be of great value. On the basis of previous case studies, this study was developed to evaluate the effect of a hypnosis intervention for hot flashes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty female breast cancer survivors with hot flashes were randomly assigned to receive hypnosis intervention (five weekly sessions) or no treatment. Eligible patients had to have a history of primary breast cancer without evidence of detectable disease and 14 or more weekly hot flashes for at least 1 month. The major outcome measure was a bivariate construct that represented hot flash frequency and hot flash score, which was analyzed by a classic sums and differences comparison. Secondary outcome measures were self-reports of interference of hot flashes on daily activities. RESULTS: Fifty-one randomly assigned women completed the study. By the end of the treatment period, hot flash scores (frequency x average severity) decreased 68% from baseline to end point in the hypnosis arm (P < .001). Significant improvements in self-reported anxiety, depression, interference of hot flashes on daily activities, and sleep were observed for patients who received the hypnosis intervention (P < .005) in comparison to the no treatment control group. CONCLUSION: Hypnosis appears to reduce perceived hot flashes in breast cancer survivors and may have additional benefits such as reduced anxiety and depression, and improved sleep.
J Clin Oncol. 2008 Sep 22. Elkins G, Marcus J, Stearns V, Perfect M, Rajab MH, Ruud C, Palamara L, Keith T. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University, Waco; Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Temple; Cancer Treatment and Research Center, San Antonio; and University of Texas at Austin, TX; University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and the Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
Solving Life’s Problems Without Guilt!This session can really help you deal with the powerful emotions of guilt because it addresses the inner mind motivations that have led you to live your life under the weight of guilt.
Wave Goodbye To Stress!Regular deep relaxation by hypnosis is the perfect way to avoid the mental and physical damage caused by stress.In just 20 minutes a day melt away pressure and tension over a backdrop of soothing ocean waves&wake up refreshed!
Is your life out of control because of excessive reliance of alcohol? Are you reluctant to deal with this addiction in a public setting?Quit drinking in the privacy of your own home and you’ll learn how to strengthen the sober, non-alcoholic you.
How can hypnosis used to affect community health? Community health is a public health concept that involves the betterment of health in a variety of communities. As health, which the same thing as well-being, can be influenced by cultural phenomena, it should be rather obvious that it is related to prevailing attitudes and values. These are patterns. As every hypnotist knows, patterns may be healthy or unhealthy.
Individuals and families have very specific attitudes when it comes to diet, social interaction, exercise, sanitation, immunization, in sexual activity. If someone were to study...
There are those among us who we admire for their ability to perform a particular skill with a high level of expertise. We wish that we could likewise train our mind and body to achieve in such a way. However, we feel that somehow they are special. Perhaps it is because they started young in life. Or, it could be because they had the opportunity to spend thousands of hours perfecting their abilities. This too often leads to feelings of hopelessness as you quickly begin to feel that such performance will always be beyond your grasp.
Insomnia, which is the chronic inability to sleep, can be affected by the use of hypnosis. Normally, the inability to sleep is a result of the failure of the brain to switch functions from those needed during the awake state to those needed for a restful sleep. Through the use of hypnosis a person can shut off the parts of the brain that are not needed for sleep.
In order to understand this, it is helpful to look at the brain as an organ with many parts. At any given time these individual parts are either active, inactive, or idle. For any mental function a combination of these parts,...