The Science of Hypnotherapy
This page will link you to journal articles and research on hypnosis. If you would like more information about working with these issues, click through to these links:
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David Speigel, M.D. from Stanford, speaks on Hypnosis and Group Support in Medical Care at the National Institute of Health.
This videocast is about an hour long, but if you forward to 19:57 you will get a great overview of "What is hypnosis?" within the context of the medical model. To access the videocast, type http://videocast.nih.gov and in the search bar type "David Speigel". I am sorry that I can not link directly to the videocast from here.
Effectiveness of Hypnotism at National Institute of Health
The NIH has been funding rigorous scientific research to determine what alternative healing strategies are safe and effective so that there is solid evidence to broaden medical choices for patients. If you are serious about getting medical information about hypnosis, go to the NIH home page, enter the word "hypnosis" in the search box in the upper right hand corner and you will get a long list of scientific articles.
Read more: http://www.nih.gov
Mayo Clinic 2005. James Stewart, MD“
Despite substantial variation in techniques among the numerous reports, patients treated with hypnosis experienced substantial benefits for many different medical conditions.”
Read more: http://www.journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/jmcp/article/PIIS0025619611632035/abstract
Isreali Studies Proves Hypnosis Can Double IVF (in vitro) Success Rate
“Performing embryo transfer under hypnosis may significantly contribute to an increased clinical pregnancy rate,” Levitas told the conference in Berlin.
Read more: http://www.ourjerusalem.com/news/story/news20040824.html
and Fertility and Sterility Volume 85, Issue 5,May 2006, Pages 1404-1408
Alice D. Domar, Ph.D, in her Synopsis for Harvard Medical International on The Relationship Between Stress and Infertility
“Mind/body treatment of infertility patients has been shown to both increase pregnancy rates as well as reducing psychological distress.”
Read more: http://www.conceivethepossibility.com/research.html
CBS News Interactive story on Hypnofertility