Hypnosis For Asthma
Hypnosis For Asthma
Asthma is one of the most common chronic childhood disorders, affecting over seven million children under 18 years. Over 30 years of medical research has shown that the mind and therapies like relaxation and hypnosis can have a profound effect on the severity of asthma, with no side effects.
Many of the recent studies on mind-body therapies for asthma focus on hypnotic relaxation techniques and self hypnosis. When asthma has a physiological cause, simple relaxation training can be very helpful to get the breathing to relax.
Sometimes asthma is not only physiological, but has a psychosomatic component. One indication that there might be a psychosomatic cause is if stress precedes severe attacks. Common characteristics noted among some children who suffer from asthma are high anxiety, high dependence on others, low confidence, and they may suppress emotions. Exhaling has deep unconscious meaning related to self expression. We express ourselves while exhaling, as infants by crying and yawning, and later by speaking on the exhale. Emotional conflict can manifest itself in the smooth muscles of the bronchi.
Often, the psychosomatic component to asthma is fear or anxiety over the asthma itself. The sufferer fears he or she is choking to death. Doctors, nurses, and especially overly protective or highly anxious parents can be trained to avoid language that can triggers or worsens this thought (calling it an asthma “attack” is an example). Instead of calling attention to breathing, suggestions should be given to reinforce a sense of being protected, and to give positive reassurance that relaxation can occur.
Asthma & Children Fact Sheet – American Lung Association (American Lung Association)
Research shows that our strong emotions (anger, panic, anxiety depression) can affect our respiratory system, in effect it triggers asthma episode in people with the condition.
Hypnotherapy can lower the stress level which is the common trigger of Asthma. Mind plays very important role in our physical process. Hypnosis helps to calm our mind and that helps to improve immune function and anaesthetize pain and it directly affect the working of the body and can ease the asthma. Once you feel comfortable and in ease Asthma you feel more relaxed and it gives you the way of quickly feeling calmer during Asthma trigger times. And the result is it will programe your sub conscious mind to minimize the event and you will feel free from Asthma symptoms.