Mind-Body Hypnotic Imagery in the Treatment of Auto-Immune Disorders

Title

Mind-Body Hypnotic Imagery in the Treatment of Auto-Immune Disorders

Creator

Torem M S

Publisher

American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

Date

2007
2007

Description

For many years Western Medicine has considered the immune system to be separate and independent from the central nervous system. However, significant scientific advances and research discoveries that occurred during the past 50 years have presented additional facts that the immune system does interact with the central nervous system with mutual influence. This article provides a systematic review of the literature on the connection between the brain and the immune system and its clinical implications. It then provides a rational foundation for the role of using hypnosis and imagery to therapeutically influence the immune system. Five case examples are provided with illustrated instructions for clinicians on how hypnosis and imagery may be utilized in the treatment of patients with auto-immune disorders. Suggestions for future research in this field are included.

Subject

auto-immune; complementary medicine; holistic medicine; hypnosis; imagery; integrative; medicine; Mind-body medicine; Psychology

Format

Journal Article

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Rights

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Pages

157-170

Issue

2

Volume

50

Citation

Torem M S, “Mind-Body Hypnotic Imagery in the Treatment of Auto-Immune Disorders,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 6, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7356.

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