Hypnosis: adjunct therapy for cancer pain management.

J Adv Pract Oncol. 2013 Mar;4(2):83-8. Hypnosis: adjunct therapy for cancer pain management. Kravits K1. Author information Abstract Pain is a symptom associated with prolonged recovery from illness and procedures, decreased quality of life, and increased health-care costs. While there have been advances in the management of cancer pain, there is a need for therapeutic strategies that complement pharmaceutical management without significantly contributing to the side-effect profile of these agents. Hypnosis provides a safe and efficacious supplement to pharmaceutical management of cancer pain. One barrier to the regular use of hypnosis is health-care providers’ lack of current knowledge of the …

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Hypnotic relaxation therapy for treatment of hot flashes following prostate cancer surgery: a case study.

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2014;62(3):251-9. doi: 10.1080/00207144.2014.901051. Hypnotic relaxation therapy for treatment of hot flashes following prostate cancer surgery: a case study. Elkins GR1, Kendrick C, Koep L. Author information Abstract This case study reports on a 69-year-old African American male who presented with hot flashes following a diagnosis of prostate cancer and subsequent prostatectomy. Measures include both self-reported and physiologically measured hot flash frequency and sleep quality. The intervention involved 7 weekly sessions of hypnotic relaxation therapy directed toward alleviation of hot flashes. Posttreatment self-reported hot flashes decreased 94%; physiologically measured hot flashes decreased 100%; and sleep quality …

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Hypnosis in breast cancer care: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Integr Cancer Ther. 2015 Jan;14(1):5-15. doi: 10.1177/1534735414550035. Epub 2014 Sep 18. Hypnosis in breast cancer care: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Cramer H1, Lauche R2, Paul A2, Langhorst J2, Kümmel S3, Dobos GJ2. Author information Abstract INTRODUCTION: Many breast cancer patients and survivors experience pain and emotional stress related to their disease, its diagnostic procedures, or treatment. Hypnosis has long been used for the treatment of such symptoms. The aim of this review was to systematically assess the effectiveness of hypnosis in women with breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, and in women undergoing diagnostic breast biopsy. METHODS: PubMed, …

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Placement of a portacath under hypnosis.

Rev Infirm. 2015 Apr;210:27. doi: 10.1016/j.revinf.2015.01.010. [Placement of a portacath under hypnosis]. [Article in French] Barbier É1. Author information Abstract The portacath reflects the cancer and its future treatments. Its insertion causes high levels of anxiety for patient. Thanks to medical hypnosis, he can use its internal resources to help them manage the situation and the symptoms he feels. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. KEYWORDS: anxiety; anxiété; chambre implantable; collaboration; comfort; confort; hypnose; hypnosis; portacath PMID: 26145422 [PubMed – in process]

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Hypnosis for reduction of vomiting associated with chemotherapy and disease in adolescents with cancer.

J Adolesc Health Care. 1983 Jun;4(2):77-84. Hypnosis for reduction of vomiting associated with chemotherapy and disease in adolescents with cancer. Zeltzer L, Kellerman J, Ellenberg L, Dash J. Abstract Vomiting is often a major source of distress for adolescent oncology patients. This study evaluates the effectiveness of hypnosis in reducing the vomiting associated with chemotherapy and disease in 12 adolescents with cancer. Eight patients receiving chemotherapy demonstrated significant reductions in the frequency (p less than 0.01) and intensity (p less than 0.05) of emesis. Six of the eight patients also demonstrated a shortened duration of emesis. The ninth patient, whose …

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Hypnosis for pain control during lumbar puncture and bone marrow aspirations in children with cancer.

Tijdschr Kindergeneeskd. 1988 Jun;56(3):120-3. [Hypnosis for pain control during lumbar puncture and bone marrow aspirations in children with cancer]. [Article in Dutch] Hageman-Wenselaar LH1. Author information Abstract Pediatric oncology patients undergo medical treatments which often require repeated lumbar punctures and bone marrow aspirations, in general a painful and anxiety-provoking experience. We offered a few patients the opportunity to volunteer for hypnotic help in pain control. The technique of the hypnosis put in practice is described extensively. With some adaptations it can be used for various diagnostical and/or therapeutical medical examinations that are painful for the child and/or anxiety-provoking. PMID: 3413764 …

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Hypnosis for hot flashes among postmenopausal women study: a study protocol of an ongoing randomized clinical trial.

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Oct 11;11:92. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-11-92. Hypnosis for hot flashes among postmenopausal women study: a study protocol of an ongoing randomized clinical trial. Elkins GR1, Fisher WI, Johnson AK. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Hot flashes are a highly prevalent problem associated with menopause and breast cancer treatments. The recent findings from the Women’s Health Initiative have important implications for the significance of a non-hormonal, mind-body intervention for hot flashes in breast cancer survivors. Women who take hormone therapy long-term may have a 1.2 to 2.0 fold increased risk of developing breast cancer. In addition, it is now …

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Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders.

Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 Feb;10(2):263-73. doi: 10.1586/ern.09.140. Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety- and stress-related disorders. Hammond DC1. Author information Abstract Self-hypnosis training represents a rapid, cost-effective, nonaddictive and safe alternative to medication for the treatment of anxiety-related conditions. Here we provide a review of the experimental literature on the use of self-hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders, including anxiety associated with cancer, surgery, burns and medical/dental procedures. An overview of research is also provided with regard to self-hypnotic treatment of anxiety-related disorders, such as tension headaches, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome. The tremendous volume of research …

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Possibilities of hypnosis and hypnosuggestive methods in oncology

Magy Onkol. 2011 Mar;55(1):22-31. doi: MagyOnkol.2011.55.1.22. Epub 2011 Mar 31. [Possibilities of hypnosis and hypnosuggestive methods in oncology]. [Article in Hungarian] Jakubovits E1. Author information Abstract Fear of death, pain, or the recurrence of the illness of tumor patients can narrow their attention to a point where a spontaneous altered state of consciousness occurs. In these cases hypnosis either in formal psychotherapy or embedded into the everyday communication with the physician can effectively complement other already known medical and psychological techniques. Although numerous studies have reported the beneficial physical and mental changes induced by hypnosis, for a long time there …

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Randomized controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioral therapy plus hypnosis intervention to control fatigue in patients undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer.

J Clin Oncol. 2014 Feb 20;32(6):557-63. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.49.3437. Epub 2014 Jan 13. Randomized controlled trial of a cognitive-behavioral therapy plus hypnosis intervention to control fatigue in patients undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. Montgomery GH1, David D, Kangas M, Green S, Sucala M, Bovbjerg DH, Hallquist MN, Schnur JB. Author information Abstract PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to test the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy plus hypnosis (CBTH) to control fatigue in patients with breast cancer undergoing radiotherapy. We hypothesized that patients in the CBTH group receiving radiotherapy would have lower levels of fatigue than patients in an attention control …

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