The mind is not a panacea, it has its limits. However, it can have a massive impact on the body and as such, there is much that hypnotherapy can do to help with a physical condition such as asthma & allergy.
What Happens When You have An Asthma Attack
The symptoms of asthma can range from mild, slight shortness of breath through to severe difficulty in breathing. When your symptoms are severe you must always seek immediate medical advice.
During an asthma attack you may experience any or all of the following
- Very rapid shallow breathing
- An uncontrollable cough
- Tightness or pressure in your chest
- Feelings of Anxiety or Panic
- Difficulty in breathing
During an asthma attack the muscles around your airways may tighten and/or become inflamed. Your asthma attacks may happen every day or only occasionally and not everyone experiences asthma in the same way. Your symptoms can also vary so your asthma attack may not be the same in symptoms or severity each time.
If you suffer from asthma you should always consult your GP or medical adviser before starting any hypnosis or hypnotherapy to help with your asthma symptoms.
Hypnotherapy can assist in potentially reducing symptoms; assist with comorbid stress, anxiety and depression which might exacerbate and/or maintain the condition; change your perception of the condition/symptoms; work through limiting beliefs and/or negative cognitions you might have about your condition, your prognosis, and how it impacts your life; as well as helping with illness-related behaviour change.
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are extremely effective in helping you to reduce stress which is known to be a common trigger for many asthma sufferers. Your mind is incredibly powerful and there are many hypnosis techniques to help you to control, reduce and even overcome some of the unpleasant symptoms of asthma.
Hypnotherapy can help to improve your immune system and reduce negative emotions such as stress, depression, anxiety and panic which can all contribute to worsening your asthma attacks. Your hypnotherapist will help you to manage your asthma symptoms and reduce your breathing problems.
According to the latest research into hypnosis for asthma, hypnosis is efficacious for managing emotional states, such as stress and anxiety that exacerbate airway obstruction. It is possibly efficacious for the treatment of symptom severity and illness-related behaviours, as well as for decreasing airway obstruction and stabilizing airway hyper-responsiveness in some individuals.
What is an Allergy
An Allergy is when the body irrationally reacts to such things as pollen, animal fur, and certain foods. The body sees these substances as a threat, and uses a defensive mechanism called an auto-immune response to restrict foreign elements from entering the body. The body responds by releasing a chemical called Histamine to swell up areas like eyes, nose and throat by increasing the flow of blood to the affected areas. But other areas can also be affected depending on the type of allergy.
How does Hypnotherapy help with Allergies?
There are many misconceptions regarding Allergies. One being that an allergy is uncontrollable without medication. Another being that we have no or little control over allergies. But the big misconception is that substances such as pollen cause the unwelcome symptoms, such as irritation and sneezing. What actually causes this is the body releasing a chemical called Histamine.
By using powerful hypnosis techniques, the mechanisms in the mind and body that release Histamines that cause the irritations, can be lowered or even stopped.
YES! You can be free from Hay fever and other Allergies with Hypnosis!