Continuing studies in Herbalism and Hypnosis
Rhodenderon in the wild

My Studies

Continuing studies in Herbalism and Hypnosis

Hypnosis Therapeutic Effect on Substance Dependence

Twenty-four smokers screened from 132 volunteers underwent hypnosis suggestion and performed a smoking-related cue task twice during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning. The number of cigarettes smoked per day was recorded at follow-up visits. The smokers reported decreased craving after hypnosis. Functional connectivity between the rDLPFC and the left insula were increased in the hypnotic state. The reduced craving was related to the DLPFC-insula network, which reflected the immediate mechanism of hypnosis on smoking. The number of cigarette use at the 1-week and 1 month follow-up was correlated with the rMFG activation which reflecting hypnotic depth, suggesting the follow-up effect of hypnosis on smoking depended on the trait of smokers.
Li X, Chen L, Ma R, et al. The neural mechanisms of immediate and follow-up of the treatment effect of hypnosis on smoking craving.

[Published online ahead of print, 2019 Apr 26].
Brain Imaging Behav. 2019;10.1007/s11682-019-00072-0. doi:10.1007/s11682-019-00072-0

Hypnosis and Rehabilitation After Strokes

A clinical study of six chronic stroke patients were observed for qualitative improvements in motor function including increased range motion, increased grip function and reduced spasticity in upper paretic limb region. Hypnosis was used in conjunction with rehabilitative therapy. Hypnotherapists emphasized with the emotional associations that stroke patients had, validated their contribution to society, and then tailored suggestions to positive emotional associations from the past and imagery of increased motion. Main effects of this study was reduced spasticity of upper limb, increased range of motion and increased strength.

2006 British Society of Experimental & Clinical Hypnosis Contemp. Hypnosis 23: 173–180 (2006)

Hypnotherapy for Sleep Disorders

Hypnosis can be used to amplify whatever it is about therapy that makes it therapeutic. Acute and chronic insomnia often respond to relaxation and hypnotherapy approaches. Hypnotherapy has also helped with nightmares and sleep terrors. There are several reports of successful use of hypnotherapy for parasomnias, specifically for head and body rocking, bedwetting and sleepwalking.

Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2008 Aug;37(8):683-8.

Department of Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Simple Rosehip Remedy

Fill a jar, or any vessel, halfway with rose hips. Pour hot water over and allow to steep for 15 minutes

VZ Hypnosis Taos New Mexico

Hypnotherapy is not intended to replace care from a licensed Medical Doctor or Mental Health Care Professional. If you are under the care of a medical professional for any condition for which you are seeking hypnosis support, please obtain a signed, written referral from your provider prior to engaging me and moving forward with related sessions.
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