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Hypnotic suggestions can make a complex task easy by helping vision fill in the blanks
New research demonstrates that hypnosis--the process of focusing a person's attention on a specific task or sensation--can turn a normally difficult visual task into a far easier one by helping individuals mentally ''fill in the gaps'' of missing visual cues. (2021-01-27)

Mindfulness combined with hypnotherapy aids highly stressed people, study finds
A new treatment for stress which combines mindfulness and hypnotherapy has shown positive results in a Baylor University pilot study. (2020-06-15)

New paper points out flaw in Rubber Hand Illusion raising tough questions for psychology
A world-famous psychological experiment used to help explain the brain's understanding of the body, as well as scores of clinical disorders, has been dismissed as not fit-for-purpose in a new academic paper from the University of Sussex. (2020-04-10)

Mind-body therapies alleviate pain in people prescribed opioids
A new study published Nov. 4, 2019, in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine details the first comprehensive look across the scientific literature at the role of mind-body therapies in addressing opioid-treated pain. The researchers found that certain mind-body therapies can reduce pain, as well as reduce opioid use, among patients treated with prescription opioids. (2019-11-05)

Evaluating mind-body therapies for opioid-treated pain
Mind-body therapies include things like meditation, hypnosis, relaxation and cognitive behavioral therapy. This study combined results from dozens of other studies to evaluate how mind-body therapies were associated with pain and opioid-related outcomes among adults using opioids for pain. (2019-11-04)

Care less with helmet
A bike helmet suggests safety -- even if the wearer is not sitting on a bike and the helmet cannot fulfil its function. These are the findings of psychologists from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany in cooperation with the Canadian University of Victoria. (2019-08-15)

Virtual reality improves tolerance of anaesthesia procedures and reduces need for intravenous sedation by at least 50%
Giving patients virtual reality sessions before and during locoregional anesthesia for orthopedic procedures substantially reduces pain and the need for intravenous sedation, according to new research being presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (June 1-3). (2019-06-01)

Combination therapy advisable for bowel disorder IBS
The more abnormalities in intestinal and brain function that IBS sufferers have, the more severe their symptoms of this functional bowel disorder, and the more adversely their everyday life is affected. This is shown by a Sahlgrenska Academy study indicating that patients with IBS should get treatments for different abnormalities simultaneously, to improve both bowel function and signaling from the brain to the gut. (2019-05-15)

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Hypnotherapy could help relieve irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
Peer-reviewed / Randomised Controlled Trial / People Gut-directed hypnotherapy delivered by psychologists appears as effective in group or individual sessions, potentially offering a new treatment option for irritable bowel syndrome in primary and secondary care (2018-11-22)

Poorest Americans most likely to have used prescription opioids
Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a University at Buffalo study providing new insights into unexplored contours of the opioid crisis. The study also raises important questions about access to pain management options for the disadvantaged in the current climate of the opioid epidemic. (2018-09-12)

Tech takes on cigarette smoking
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are using wearable sensor technology to develop an automatic alert system to help people quit smoking. (2018-08-01)

Mind-body therapies can help teens with anxiety -- The Nurse Practitioner presents review and update
Mind-body therapies -- biofeedback, mindfulness, yoga, and hypnosis -- provide a promising approach to the very common problem of anxiety in adolescents, according to a review in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (2018-07-26)

Intractable hiccups may be more common than we think
Everyone gets hiccups, but some people suffer intractable hiccups that last longer than a month. Intractable hiccups can occur more often than we realize and present to multiple medical disciplines, Loyola Medicine neurologists reported in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports. (2018-07-24)

Reading risk behavior in the brain
Anxious people take fewer risks -- in itself this is not a surprising observation. However, a team of psychologists from the University of Jena, together with partners from Würzburg (Gerrmany) and Victoria (Canada) have succeeded in making this decision process visible in the brain, allowing them to predict the behaviour of individuals. To this end, they conducted an experiment to measure the risk behaviour of participants while using electroencephalography (EEG) to observe their brain activity. (2018-06-20)

New position paper recommends treatment options for nightmare disorder in adults
A variety of treatment options may be effective for nightmare disorder in adults, according to a position paper from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). (2018-06-14)

Study reveals hypnosedation as an effective alternative to general anesthesia for various surgeries
New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark shows that hypnosedation is a valuable alternative to conventional general anesthesia. (2018-06-03)

Pilot study examines the effects of virtual reality on reducing anxiety and improving pregnancy rate of women having fertility treatment
New research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, shows that giving women different types of virtual reality (VR) sessions prior to sedation for IVF treatment (to become pregnant) reduces their anxiety and could improve successful pregnancy rate. (2018-06-01)

400-year-old documents reveal evidence of Japanese opium production and winemaking
In 2016, Kumamoto University researchers reported that a Kyusyu lord ordered his people to produce wine in the 17th century. Further research has revealed that he also ordered the production of opium. It is thought that wine was used as gifts and medicine, and opium for medicine. The documents reveal that while the Japanese government was considering a ban on Christianity, the Hosokawa family seems to have actively imported goods, such as wine, from Portugal. (2018-04-02)

Researchers induced a form of synesthesia with hypnosis
Hypnosis can alter the way certain individuals information process information in their brain. A new phenomenon was identified by researchers from the University of Skövde in Sweden and the University of Turku in Finland, who have successfully used hypnosis to induce a functional analogue of synesthesia. The discovery can open a window into the previously unexplored domains of cognitive neuroscience. (2017-12-13)

Help sought from complementary and alternative medicine to remedy health problems
It found that complementary and alternative medicine is being used in connection with various health problems, particularly in situations where help provided by conventional medicine is considered inadequate. (2017-10-19)

New recommendations for managing menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors
A large proportion of the world's estimated 9.3 million breast cancer survivors experience menopausal symptoms or clinical manifestations of estrogen deficiency. A comprehensive review published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism focuses on current and future approaches to management of menopausal symptoms after breast cancer. (2017-08-22)

Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients
After participating in a single, 15-minute session of one of these mind-body therapies, patients reported an immediate decrease in pain levels similar to what one might expect from an opioid painkiller. This study is the first to compare the effects of mindfulness and hypnosis on acute pain in the hospital setting. (2017-07-25)

Obstructing the 'inner eye'
Hypnosis can help people stop smoking, sleep better and even undergo dental treatment without pain. But what exactly is hypnosis and what precisely happens in the brain of a hypnotised person? These questions are currently being studied by psychologists at the Universities Jena and Trier in Germany. The aim is to find comprehensive scientific answers to the questions, and the researchers have presented their initial findings in the current issue of the specialist journal (2017-07-07)

New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain
Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options. (2016-12-05)

Stanford study identifies brain areas altered during hypnotic trances
By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers at the School of Medicine were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis. (2016-07-28)

Ben Kliger & colleagues offer new strategies for integrating mind-body medicine into primary care
A growing body of research supports the role for mind-body medicine (MBM), including mindfulness, hypnosis, and biofeedback techniques. These approaches offer safe and cost-saving treatment for common disorders such as pain, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, and mental health illnesses. Time and cost pressures on primary care physicians are driving a need to discover novel strategies to provide MBM to more patients. A recently published study in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (2016-07-12)

Simple measures can reduce post-operative cognitive dysfunction in older patients
According to a Brazilian study published by the journal PLoS One, two relatively simple measures can help to reduce the incidence of Post-operative cognitive dysfunction: administering a small dose of the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone immediately before an operation and avoiding profound anesthesia during the operation. (2016-06-22)

Trance to treat stomach ache: The efficacy of medical hypnosis
Therapeutic hypnosis is an effective and safe complementary technique in surgery and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. This is the conclusion of a systematic review by Winfried Häuser and his co-authors in the latest issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International. (2016-05-23)

Brain processes social information at high priority
An international research team has found that our perception is highly sensitized for absorbing social information. The brain is thus trained to pay a great degree of attention to everyday actions. The results are reported by neuroscientist Prof Dr Martin Brüne and philosopher Prof Dr Albert Newen, both from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, together with Eleonore Neufeld and other colleagues in the journal Consciousness and Cognition. (2016-04-01)

Mindfulness meditation provides opioid-free pain relief, study finds
Everyone knows that stubbing your toe hurts. What makes it stop hurting is the body's main pain-blocking process -- the natural production of opioids. (2016-03-15)

Hypnosis may provide new option for 'awake surgery' for brain cancer
Could hypnosis help to reduce the psychological trauma associated with 'awake craniotomy' for brain cancers? A new 'hypnosedation' technique offers a new alternative for patients undergoing awake surgery for gliomas, suggests a study in the January issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, published by Wolters Kluwer. (2015-12-28)

Psychotherapies have long-term benefit for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome
A new meta-analysis has found that the beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting. (2015-12-28)

How can one assess the effectiveness of hypnosis?
In a report submitted to the French Directorate General for Health, researchers from Inserm led by Bruno Falissard assessed the effectiveness of this complementary medical practice for some of its indications (women's health, digestive ailments, surgery, psychiatry, etc.). (2015-09-09)

Should first responders use acupuncture & integrative medicine in natural disasters & battle zones?
Delivering traditional emergency medical care at ground zero of natural disasters and military conflicts is challenging. First responders trained in simple integrative medicine approaches such as acupuncture, hypnosis, or biofeedback can provide adjunctive treatment to help relieve patients' pain and stress. How to teach and utilize modified techniques and their potential benefit are described in a Review article in Medical Acupuncture. (2014-10-16)

Men's hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don't talk about
Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study. (2014-07-10)

Hypnosis extends restorative slow-wave sleep
Deep sleep promotes our well-being, improves our memory and strengthens the body's defences. Zurich and Fribourg researchers demonstrate how restorative SWS can also be increased without medication -- using hypnosis. (2014-06-02)

Keep calm and don your video glasses
Music may soothe the soul, but it takes video to calm a patient undergoing medical treatment, notes a study in which individuals watched television shows or movies through special video glasses while having a biopsy or other minimally invasive treatment. The research is being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting. (2014-03-24)

Phantom limb pain relieved when amputated arm is put back to work
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital have developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain after an amputation. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has been initially tested on a patient who has suffered from severe phantom limb pain for 48 years. A case study shows a drastic reduction of pain. (2014-03-10)

Phantom limb pain relieved when amputated arm is put back to work
Max Ortiz Catalan, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain after an amputation. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has been initially tested on a patient who has suffered from severe phantom limb pain for 48 years. A case study shows a drastic reduction of pain. (2014-02-25)

Hypnosis therapy shown to decrease fatigue levels in breast cancer patients
Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy showed decreased fatigue as a result of cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2014-02-20)

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