Use of hypnosis for improving medication compliance in psychiatric patients.

South Med J. 1985 Mar;78(3):242-4. Use of hypnosis for improving medication compliance in psychiatric patients. Forman BD. Abstract Factors involved in failure to comply with medication regimens may be divided into four categories: patient characteristics, physician-patient relationship, psychosocial environment, and treatment regimen features. Although several methods aimed at improving medication compliance have been described in the literature, hypnosis was not among them. Three cases in which hypnosis was effective for improving compliance are presented, suggesting that hypnotherapy for compliance problems has potential clinical applications. PMID: 3975732 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Combined therapy using acupressure therapy, hypnotherapy, and transcendental meditation versus placebo in type 2 diabetes.

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2011 Sep;4(3):183-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2011.09.006. Epub 2011 Oct 1. Combined therapy using acupressure therapy, hypnotherapy, and transcendental meditation versus placebo in type 2 diabetes. Bay R1, Bay F. Author information Abstract Type 2 diabetes is one of the most widespread diseases in the world. The main aim of this research was to evaluate the effect of combined therapy using acupressure therapy, hypnotherapy, and transcendental meditation (TM) on the blood sugar (BS) level in comparison with placebo in type 2 diabetic patients. We used “convenience sampling” for selection of patients with type 2 diabetes; 20 patients were recruited. …

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Hypnosis as an adjunct therapy in the management of diabetes.

Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2008 Jan;56(1):63-72. Hypnosis as an adjunct therapy in the management of diabetes. Xu Y1, Carde├▒a E. Author information Abstract Although diabetes is one of the most serious global health problems, there is no real cure yet for it. The conventional insulin treatment programs aimed at life quality improvement do not take into account the psychological aspects of the disease. Because diabetes has important psychological components, it seems reasonable to consider hypnosis as an adjunct therapy for diabetes. This paper examines the empirical literature on the effectiveness of hypnosis in the management of diabetes, including regulation …

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