Hypnosis Getting the Credit It Deserves As a Real Tool for Smoking Cessation
Hypnosis is again gaining more trust from the medical community with regards to its benefits and effectiveness for those interested in smoking cessation. Though the American Medical Association lacks an official position on the use of hypnosis for quitting smoking, they encourage people to stop smoking.
Hypnosis for smoking cessation is getting the credit it deserves as a viable tool because Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) researchers and professionals have been doing their jobs. But, the CAM community is different from allopathic medicine.
The allopathic medical community is a scientifically oriented group. They rely on and largely make their patient care decisions based on scientific. Today, more scientific evidence proving hypnosis to be a sound method for smoking cessation is mounting.
However, allopathic medical experts want more research on the effectiveness of hypnosis for smoking cessation before they completely support hypnosis as a practical way of changing this dangerous habit. Well, their requests have been heard.
Have you heard the saying “careful what you ask for, you might get it?” Well, guess what? Hypnosis research is increasing at all levels of the medical community. Part of the reason for the increase in research is a renewed interest in Complementary Alternative Medicine, or various CAM modalities. Hypnosis as a proven effective tool for smoking cessation falls into the CAM category.
The number of patients opting for CAM care has been increasing in recent years. This increase comes about due in part to patients asserting their right to make informed choices about the treatment they receive.
Primary care physicians can and do make hypnosis referrals for their patients suffering from a number of ailments. Pain management, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, weight loss, and smoking addiction have all responded favorably to hypnosis and self-hypnosis intervention.
How Does Hypnosis Help?
Hypnosis has been in use for thousands of years. However, we still understand very little about how it works. Now that research has increased, we are learning more about the power of the subconscious mind. Research centers, like the one at Stanford University in California, have dedicated their efforts to understanding hypnosis.
Dr. Spiegal, the psychiatrist that heads the Center for the Study of Complementary Integrative Medicine at Stanford, has done pioneering work in the field. One of Dr. Spiegel’s hypnosis techniques for smoking cessation focuses on three main ideas:
- Smoking poisons the body
- We treat each individual
- You should respect your body and protect it (to the extent you’d like to live).
Hypnosis is by no means a sure thing, quick fix for everyone’s smoking habit. At best, researchers have found using a combination of techniques, including hypnosis, yields best results for permanent smoking cessation. For those who struggle to use hypnosis as the best smoking cessation method for them, Dr. Spiegal has concluded one’s inability to relax is at the core of many problems, smoking cessation included.
At Suburban Philly Hypnosis we treat each client with the uniqueness of their issue because no two cases are exactly the same. Your hypnotherapist has the understanding, education, and training that will help you find the solution to reclaiming your health naturally.
If you’ve been struggling with a smoking addiction and are ready to take the next step towards reclaiming your health, contact us at Suburban Philly Hypnosis. We’re here to help. Visit us on the web at https://suburbanphillyhypnosis.com
As a Registered Nurse and hypnotherapist, I tell you, using hypnosis can be a powerful and completely natural CAM smoking cessation technique. Check it out. Contact me. Together we may reveal how you can gain access to the great power of your own mind.