Hypnosis can be a useful tool in helping you to cope with many of
the physical symptoms and emotional stressors that come along with an AIDS-diagnosis.
The following list will give you some ideas of the ways hypnotherapy can be beneficial for you
on many levels:
When you reduce the level of pain you’re experiencing, not only does your overall mood improve,
but your stress levels can drop significantly. There are countless articles and studies which
support the benefits of hypnotherapy to help reduce sensations of pain and levels of discomfort.
For instance, in an article “Hypnosis and Pain Management” (2000), Hoi Ning Ngai discusses the
procedure of “hypnoanalgesia” and cites positive results for patients suffering from both acute and
Possibility of Reduced
When your pain level decreases, you may be able to reduce the dosage or frequency of your pain
medication in conjunction with your doctor’s recommendations. This can help your overall
mindset which in turn can be beneficial to the immune system. It is less stressful for our
cleansing organs, such as the liver and kidneys, to have fewer toxins to clear.
Manage Stress and Anxiety
Hypnotic suggestion, along with meditation and general relaxation techniques can help reduce
your stress levels. Both anxiety and stress can lower the immune system’s ability to fight off
disease and keep the body healthy. Stress can even affect the body’s ability to absorb and make use
of nutrients, thereby making it harder to deal with the disease all-around. A better mindset will
help your body deal with symptoms of illness more easily.
It’s very important to keep your strength up when you’re ill… but AIDS is a disease
notorious for reducing the appetite and one’s ability to hold down food. Hypnotism can assist you
to increase your appetite, making food seem more palatable. Your body will have more “ammunition”
with which to fight the disease, you’ll feel better and that will help strengthen your immune
Hypnosis can be a great tool for helping you get a better night’s sleep. If you’re well rested
your body can put more energy towards its healing process. Poor sleep weakens the immune system and
can leave you feeling irritable, making you more prone to depression.
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