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A new study suggests that hypnosis might be an answer to the rhythmic rasp of night grinding of teeth, according to an article in a recent issue of In Health.
Dentist Henry Clarke, at the Oregon Health Sciences University, has long used hypnosis to help relax anxious patients. Knowing that stress is believed to be a major cause of tooth grinding, (Bruxism), the researchers tried the technique on eight volunteers who were moderate bruxers. He hypnotized the patients weekly for about two months, using such phrases as "lips together, teeth apart" and relaxing images such as hot towels on the face. Patients were instructed to play a tape of a session while falling asleep each night.
After four to nine sessions, Clarke found that nightly jaw muscle activity had decreased an average of nearly 40%, and facial pain was reported to be much diminished.
From the Journal of the California Dental Association
Should You Try Body-Mind Medicine?
How it's suppose to work: Regularly taking ten or 20 minutes to focus thoughts on a single phrase or image can lower blood pressure, decrease pain, and reduce anxiety and depression.
What the research shows: Based on dozens of studies, a National Institutes of Health report in October 1996 urged doctors to accept hypnotherapy as an effective treatment for chronic pain, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, premenstrual syndrome, and infertility.
Should you try it? There's no direct evidence that hypnotherapy helps seriously depressed people. Nevertheless, James Gordon of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., commends the practice as a good way to induce the "relaxation response," a calm physiological state that turns off the fight-or-flight reaction that bedevils many anxious or depressed patients.
Found in HEALTH Magazine January/February 1997
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You are getting thinner...
If you've had trouble dropping excess pounds, maybe it's time to put your mind to it. According to a recent report in the "Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology", losing weight---and keeping it off---may be easier when HYPNOTHERAPY is part of the treatment.
Researchers at the University of Connecticut at Storrs analyzed six studies to treating obesity---from imagery to self-monitoring---by themselves and in conjuction with HYPNOTHERAPY. On average, individuals receiving HYPNOTHERAPY lost 15 pounds, while non-HYPNOTHERAPY patients shed only six.
Significantly, patients whose treatment regimen included this technique kept the pounds off for two years following therapy. "The effectiveness of HYPNOTHERAPY seems to increase over time," says Irving Kirsch, Ph.D., a University of Connecticut psychologist and the study's author.
found in SHAPE Magazine, November 1996
Rx for Pain: Relax
Hypnotherapy can relieve two health problems that plague millions of Americans: chronic pain and insomnia. That's according to a panel convened by the National Institutes of Health, whose findings are summarized in the July 24/31 Journal of the American Medical Association.
The 12-member panel, which included family doctors, public health specialists, epidemiologists and others, attended a three-day conference, during which members evaluated data on specific therapies for treating chronic pain and insomnia. The panel found "strong evidence" that relaxation and behavioral techniques can reduce chronic pain from a variety of medical conditions, including cancer. As for improving sleep, the benefits were less clear but still promising.
Conference chairperson Julius Richmond, MD, professor emeritus of health policy at Harvard's Department of Social Medicine, says many relaxation techniques can help slow heart rate, lower blood pressure, and relax large muscle groups--all of which can diminish perception of pain.
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