Behavioral Modification

Behavioral Modification using Medical hypnotherapy (hypnosis therapy) is fast becoming a cornerstone in Integrative Medicine.  Hippocrates said, "The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well".

Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy is used for many issues. Of course, we use medical hypnotherapy for weight loss and to quit smoking, however, there are many more areas where hypnosis can help your life. You can use hypnosis for stress reduction, pain management, improving your immune system, infertility, insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, pre-operative and intraoperative procedures, speeding up healing, skin conditions, phobias of all types, anxiety, bed wetting and more.

The use of hypnosis is now recognized as complementary, within the medical field as a useful technique in the treatment of certain illnesses.  In 1996, an NIH Technology Assessment Panel confirmed hypnosis as an effective adjunct in alleviating pain. In July, 2001, Scientific American stated, "Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses especially in controlling pain."  The Wall Street Journal in the October 7th, 2003 issue stated, "Numerous scientific studies have emerged in recent years showing that the hypnotized mind can exert a real and powerful effect on the body."  In 2005, Harvard did a study regarding the use of pre-operative hypnosis to relieve anxiety and a similar study was done in 2007 at Mt. Sinai Hospital regarding the use of pre-operative hypnosis for breast biopsy patients in speeding up healing and reducing the amount of pain medication needed during and after surgery.

Hypnotherapy has the potential to help relieve the symptoms of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. It can be used independently or along with other treatments.  As part of the Behavioral Modification Program at Barreto Health Care, hypnotherapy may be used to:

  • Assist with weight loss
  • Change negative behaviors such as smoking, bed-wetting, alcoholism, drug addiction and overeating
  • Reduce or eliminate fears, stress and anxiety and lower blood pressure
  • Control pain during dental and surgical procedures, and chronic pain
  • Relieve symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Reduce the intensity or frequency of headaches, including migraines

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Disclaimer.  While hypnosis has many beneficial effects, hypnosis is not a substitute for appropriate medical attention. Statements and products offered on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.  When dealing with physical and/or mental illness or disease, always consult a qualified physician or therapist.  Hypnosis recordings are not recommended for people suffering from mental disorders or illness.