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Efficacy of Hypnotherapy as a Supplement Therapy in Cancer Intervention.

Peynovska, Rumi; Fisher, Jackie; Oliver, David; Mathew, V. M. (2005). Efficacy of Hypnotherapy as a Supplement Therapy in Cancer Intervention. European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Vol 6(1), 2-7.

Aim of the Study: To study the benefits of Hypnotherapy, as a supplement therapy in the management of terminally ill patients. Method: All the patients who took part in the trial were day hospice patients of Ann Delhom Centre, Wisdom Hospice, Rochester, UK. Patients were offered three hypnotherapy sessions and were assessed before the first session and after the third one together with a follow up after 3/4 months after the last session. Particular attention was paid to: 1. management of anxiety, depression, anger, frustration 2. management of pain, fatigue, insomnia 3. management of side-effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy 4. visualization to promote health improvement. All hypnotherapy sessions were individually tailored to cover the specific individual needs. Results: At the end of the study data was analyzed to evaluate the effect of Hypnotherapy on the individual quality of life, life expectancy, cost savings to the hospital in terms of reduced medication and need for medical care.

David Hartman, MSW, The Wellness Institute, 3716-274th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98029 425-391-9716

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Title Annotation:Cancer
Author:Hartman, David
Publication:Journal of Heart Centered Therapies
Article Type:Abstract
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 22, 2010
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