Pain

Massage for cancer patients

Massage therapy for cancer patients: what are the benefits?

Massage is probably as old as mankind, and its used has been reported in many ancient civilisations. Massage therapy today is among the fastest growing complementary therapies used in the UK. And yet, unfortunately, it is very common for spas and massage establishment to refuse clients with a cancer history. Basis for massage fears. This …

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Cannabis oil, quack or miracle cancer cure?

One-minute summary: cannabis oil extract, as cannabidiol or CBD, has shown in various studies high promises as a complementary therapy for cancer patients. It could be helpful to manage the side effects of the cancer and potentially help treat the cancer itself. Side effects are generally non-existent or minor. Unfortunately, the evidence is only at …

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hypnosis for cancer

What can onco-hypnosis offer to cancer patients?

Onco-hypnosis, also known sometime as hypno-oncology, is the use of hypnosis as an adjunct therapy for cancer patients. From the outset, I want to clarify that hypnosis cannot cure cancer, however it can be used to great success and with no side effect to help manage symptoms of the disease or its treatment. Hypnotherapy is …

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A meta-analysis of hypnotically induced analgesia: How effective is hypnosis at pain relief?

Hypnosis has been used as a psychological technique for treatment of a broad range of disorders and illnesses. For example, it has been used in treating phobias, depression, anorexia nervosa, dissociative identity disorder, psychotic disorders, posttraumatic stress disorders, obesity, smoking, and somatization disorders. Even given the breadth of treatment contexts, hypnosis is perhaps best known …

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Hypnotherapy is effective at reducing the perception of pain

Brain imaging studies investigate pain reduction by hypnosis

Researchers at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to find out if hypnosis alters brain activity in a way that might explain pain reduction. The results are reported in the November-December 2004 issue of Regional …

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