Does Hypnosis Work?
The use of hypnosis has been acknowledged in early recorded history. Egyptians used healing sanctuaries called “Sleep Temples”. Romans borrowed trance healing from the Greeks. Even back then they used hypnosis to heal both medical and psychological issues. With that being said, hypnosis has been used as a therapeutic tool for ages.
Why has hypnosis been around so long? It is because it works. A study performed by the American Health Magazine compared the recovery rates of various therapies and the results were staggering:
- Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
- Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 300 sessions
- Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery rate after 6 sessions
Other studies have been performed on specific ailments and have found positive results for numerous ailments such as:
Studies through the National Center for Complimentary & Integrative Medicine have found an association between hypnotherapy and long-term improvement in gastrointestinal symptoms, anxiety, depression, disability, and quality of life.
A study released by the National Institute of Health states that the use of hypnosis is a “rapid, cost-effective, nonaddictive and safe alternative to medication for the treatment of anxiety related conditions”.
So, to answer your question, hypnosis does work.