Research shows that patients who receive hypnosis before and after surgery achieve much better outcomes with fewer anesthetic agents and fewer post-surgery pain medications. Imagine you are calm and relaxed before pre and post-surgery hypnosis. This should not come as a surprise because our mind has great influence on our body.
Here are the clinical trial results from the Journal of National Cancer Institute, September 5, 2007.
“Women in the hypnosis group required significantly less propofol and lidocaine, the doses of which were adjusted for individual patients as needed during surgery,than women in the control group. Use of fentanyl and midazolam did not differ significantly. Although use of pain medication after surgery did not differ between groups,women in the hypnosis group reported significantly less pain intensity, pain unpleasantness, nausea, fatigue, discomfort, and emotional upset than women in the control group.”
The researchers weren’t able to say why this was so, only that the finding was statistically significant and resulted in cost savings. On average, the surgical procedures cost about $770 less per patient in the hypnosis group.
If you are scheduled for a surgery and are interested in achieving a better outcome, we recommend that you contact us today for a free ten-minute consultation.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person.