Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

For your
APPOINTMENT


To know More


About Dr. Mancuso

Her Direct private line:
831 626-6565

Email Gabrielle

Cancer Helped with Hypnosis Medical Journal
The Erickson Foundation
By consensus, Dr. Milton Erickson was the greatest hypnotist, and one of the greatest psychiatrists, of the 20th Century. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to promoting and advancing Erickson's work.
'
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis is the largest U.S. organization for health and mental health care professionals using clinical hypnosis.
National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists
The National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH) was organized in 1991 as an educational, scientific, and professional organization dedicated to professionalizing the mental health specialty of hypnotherapy.
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
For over 50 years, the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (IJCEH) has been the leading voice in hypnosis for researchers, scholars, and clinicians in psychiatry, psychology, social work, dentistry , and medical specialties.
Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy Inc.
Provides links to AACHP members on the "Find a Practitioner" page, contact them directly with an enquiry or to make an appointment. Members' individual websites contain a wealth of information about Clinical Hypnotherapy.
Professional Board of Hypnotherapy (Canada)
The Professional Board of Hypnotherapy, Inc. is a voluntary membership organization and association designed for the purpose of networking, education, and promotion of the art and science of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

CLINICAL STUDIES

·    Mind-Body Connection - Pediatricians Using Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy offers another tool pediatricians can add to their arsenal to treat conditions ranging from nail biting to severe asthma.
2007 August - American Academy of Pediatrics

·    Homework and Hypnosis
When I tell people that I am a Hypnotherapist who specializes in parenting, I often get asked if it is possible to use hypnosis so that homework is a positive and stress free experience for the whole family.
2007 June 06 - Hypnosis Motivation Institute - Lisa Machenberg

·    The hypnotic approach in anesthesia in children.
Daniels, E. (1962) American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 4, 244-248

·    Hypnosis in children: The complete cure of forty cases of asthma
Diamond, H. H. (1959) American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 1, 124-129
·        

·         Significantly More Methadone Addicts Quit with Hypnosis. 
94% Remained Narcotic Free
Significant differences were found on all measures. The experimental group had significantly less discomfort and illicit drug use, and a significantly greater amount of cessation. At six month follow up, 94% of the subjects in the experimental group who had achieved cessation remained narcotic free.
A comparative study of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in the treatment of methadone addicts.
Manganiello AJ.
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 1984; 26(4): 273-9.

·          Hypnosis Shows 77 Percent Success Rate for Drug Addiction
Treatment has been used with 18 clients over the last 7 years and has shown a 77 percent success rate for at least a 1-year follow-up.  15 were being seen for alcoholism or alcohol abuse, 2 clients were being seen for cocaine addiction, and 1 client had a marijuana addiction.
Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders.  
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis,  Jul 2004  by Potter, Greg

·         Raised Self-esteem & Serenity.  Lowered Impulsivity and Anger
In a research study on Self-hypnosis for relapse prevention training with chronic drug/alcohol users.  Participants were 261 veterans admitted to Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (SARRTPs).  individuals who used repeated self-hypnosis  "at least 3 to 5 times a week," at 7-week follow-up, reported the highest levels of self-esteem and serenity, and the least anger/impulsivity, in comparison to the minimal-practice and control groups.
American Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy
(a publication of the American Psychological Association)
2004 Apr;46(4):281-97)

·         Hypnosis was successfully used to overcome a $500 (five grams) per day cocaine addiction. The subject was a female in her twenties.  After approximately 8 months of addiction, she decided to use hypnosis in an attempt to overcome the addiction itself. Over the next 4 months, she used hypnosis three times a day and at the end of this period, her addiction was broken, and she has been drug free for the past 9 years. Hypnosis was the only intervention, and no support network of any kind was available.
The use of hypnosis in cocaine addiction.Page RA, Handley GW.
Ohio State University, Lima 45804. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
1993 Oct;36(2):120-3

·    Brain Imaging Studies Investigate Pain Reduction By Hypnosis. ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2005) — Although hypnosis has been shown to reduce pain perception, it is not clear how the technique works. Identifying a sound, scientific explanation for hypnosis' effect might increase acceptance and use of this safe pain-reduction option in clinical settings.   Researchers at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to find out if hypnosis alters brain activity in a way that might explain pain reduction.  <link to article> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/03/050326100346.htm

·    Drug-free Treatments Offer Hope for Older People in Pain. (Sep. 12 2007) – Mind-body therapies, which focus on the interactions between the mind, body and behavior, and the ways in which emotional, mental, social and behavioral factors can affect health, may be of ...  

·    Frequency and Intensity of Migraines. Compared the treatment of migraine by hypnosis and autohypnosis with the treatment of migraine by the drug prochlorperazine (Stemetil)
Results show that the number of attacks and the number who suffered blinding attacks were significantly lower for the group receiving hypnotherapy than for the group receiving prochlorperazine
.   Anderson JA, Basker MA, Dalton R Migraine and hypnotherapy International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis 1975; 23(1): 48-58.

·    Hypnosis Reduces Pain and Speeds up Recovery from Surgery.  Since 1992, we have used hypnosis routinely in more than 1400 clients undergoing surgery. We found that hypnosis used in clients as an adjunct to conscious sedation and local anesthesia was associated with improved intraoperative client comfort, and with reduced anxiety, pain, Hypnosis and its application in surgery][Article in French]F aymonville ME, Defechereux T, Joris J, Adant JP, Hamoir E, Meurisse M. Service d'Anesthesie-Reanimation, Universite de Liege. Rev Med Liege. 1998 Jul;53(7):414-8.

·    Hypnosis Reduces Frequency and Intensity of Migraines.  Compared the treatment of migraine by hypnosis and autohypnosis with the treatment of migraine by the drug prochlorperazine (Stemetil). Results show that the number of attacks and the number who suffered blinding attacks were significantly lower for the group receiving hypnotherapy than for the group receiving prochlorperazine. For the group on hypnotherapy, these 2 measures were significantly lower when on hypnotherapy than when on previous treatment. It is concluded that further trials of hypnotherapy are justified against some other treatment not solely associated with the ingestion of tablets. Anderson JA, Basker MA, Dalton R Migraine and hypnotherapy International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis 1975; 23(1): 48-58.

·    Hypnosis Reduces Pain Intensity.  Analysis of the simple-simple main effects, holding both group and condition constant, revealed that application of hypnotic analgesia reduced report of pain intensity significantly more than report of pain unpleasantness.  Dahlgren LA. Kurtz RM. Strube MJ. Malone MD. Differential effects of hypnotic suggestion on multiple dimensions of pain. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management. 1995; 10(6): 464-70.

·    Hypnosis Reduces Pain of Headaches and Anxiety.  The improvement was confirmed by the subjective evaluation data gathered with the use of a questionnaire and by a significant reduction in anxiety scores.  Melis PM. Rooimans W. Spierings EL. Hoogduin CA. Treatment of chronic tension-type headache with hypnotherapy: a single-blind time controlled study. Headache 1991; 31(10): 686-9.

·    Hypnosis Lowered Post-treatment Pain in Burn Injuries.  Patients in the hypnosis group reported less post treatment pain than did clients in the control group. The findings are used to replicate earlier studies of burn pain hypnoanalgesia, explain discrepancies in the literature, and highlight the potential importance of motivation with this population. Patterson DR. Ptacek JT. Baseline pain as a moderator of hypnotic analgesia for burn injury treatment. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 1997; 65(1): 60-7.

·    Hypnosis Lowered Phantom Limb Pain.  Hypnotic procedures appear to be a useful adjunct to established strategies for the treatment of phantom limb pain and would repay further, more systematic, investigation. Suggestions are provided as to the factors which should be considered for a more systematic research program.  Treatment of phantom limb pain using hypnotic imagery. Oakley DA, Whitman LG, Halligan PW.Department of Psychology, University College London, UK.

·    Hypnosis Has a Reliable and Significant Impact on Acute and Chronic Pain
Hypnosis has been demonstrated to reduce analogue pain, and studies on the mechanisms of laboratory pain reduction have provided useful applications to clinical populations. Studies showing central nervous system activity during hypnotic procedures offer preliminary information concerning possible physiological mechanisms of hypnotic analgesia. Randomized controlled studies with clinical populations indicate that hypnosis has a reliable and significant impact on acute procedural pain and chronic pain conditions. Methodological issues of this body of research are discussed, as are methods to better integrate hypnosis into comprehensive pain treatment.. Hypnosis and clinical pain. 
Patterson DR, Jensen MP. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.  98104.   Psychol Bull. 2003 Jul;129(4):495-521.

·    Hypnosis is a Powerful Tool in Pain Therapy and is Biological in Addition to Psychological. 
The clients experienced less pain during hypnosis than at rest.. Copyright 1999 European Federation of Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain.  Functional anatomy of hypnotic analgesia: a PET study of clients with fibromyalgia. Functional anatomy of hypnotic analgesia: a PET study of clients with fibromyalgia. 
Wik G, Fischer H, Bragee B, Finer B, Fredrikson M.  Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Karolinska Institute and Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.  Eur J Pain. 1999 Mar;3(1):7-12.

·    Hypnosis Useful in Hospital Emergency Rooms.  Hypnosis can be a useful adjunct in the emergency department setting. Its efficacy in various clinical applications has been replicated in controlled studies. Application to burns, pain, pediatric procedures, surgery, psychiatric presentations (e.g., coma, somatoform disorder, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress), and obstetric situations (e.g., hyperemesis, labor, and delivery) are described.  Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2000 May;18(2):327-38, x..   The use of hypnosis in emergency medicine.  Peebles-Kleiger MJ. Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences, Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas, USA. peeblemj@menninger.edu

·    Hypnosis Before Breast-Cancer Surgery Reduces Pain, Discomfort, and Cost.  Women undergoing surgery for breast cancer who received a brief hypnosis session before entering the operating room required less anesthesia and pain medication during surgery, and reported less pain, nausea, fatigue, and discomfort after surgery than women who did not receive hypnosis. The overall cost of surgery was also significantly less for women undergoing hypnosis.  Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Sept. 5, 2007 (see the journal abstract).  (J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Sep 5;99(17):1304-12. Epub 2007 Aug 28). http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/hypnosis0907

·    Watch a Television News Story Featuring Some  Successful Clients.  Perhaps you saw the feature article television’s 60 minutes had on hypnosis for childbirth.  Or maybe you've read some of the findings from the National Institutes of Health or The Journal of the American Medical Association or Stanford University that all endorse hypnosis to reduce pain.  Either way, after dozens of studies spanning decades hypnosis has been proven to work to reduce pain - both chronic and acute.

·    Hypnosis is no Panacea but it can help alleviate physical pain as well as phobia induced stress and anxiety. Natural Health - 2005 November
by Rachele Kanigel
http://www.hypnosis.edu/articles/panacea.asp

·    The Power of Hypnosis
Studies show that hypnosis can treat everything from chronic pain to poor study habits. Chances are, it can work for you.
2001 January - Psychology Today

·    Physical Pain and Phobia Induced Stress and Anxiety
Hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, is becoming more common in medical clinics like the one at Stanford and in hospitals, where doctors are using it to sedate clients before surgery, ease the pain of burn victims, and prepare women for childbirth.
2005 November - Natural Health

·    Helped by Hypnosis
Hypnotherapy in which practitioners encourage clients to enter a trance, a state of heightened suggestibility, to promote physical or emotional health doesn't always have such dramatic or immediate effects.
2004 August - Self Healing

·     Hypnosis is no Panacea but it can help alleviate physical pain as well as phobia induced stress and anxiety. Natural Health - 2005 November
by Rachele Kanigel
http://www.hypnosis.edu/articles/panacea.asp

·    The Power of Hypnosis
Studies show that hypnosis can treat everything from chronic pain to poor study habits. Chances are, it can work for you. 2001 January - Psychology Today

·    Physical Pain and Phobia Induced Stress and Anxiety
Hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, is becoming more common in medical clinics like the one at Stanford and in hospitals, where doctors are using it to sedate clients before surgery, ease the pain of burn victims, and prepare women for childbirth.
2005 November - Natural Health

·    Helped by Hypnosis
Hypnotherapy in which practitioners encourage clients to enter a trance, a state of heightened suggestibility, to promote physical or emotional health doesn't always have such dramatic or immediate effects.
2004 August - Self Healing

·    Association, the American Medical Association, and the National Institute of Health approve hypnosis for clinical use.  Additionally, clinical hypnotherapy is used in-house at Harvard University Medical Center, Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente, UCLA, and the University of Washington Harborview Burn Center to mention only a few.

    MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS WHO ADVOCATE THE USE OF HYPNOSIS

      Hypnosis is utilized and recommended by such prestigious and well-respected institutions as
       the  AMA, ADA, NIH, Stanford University Medical Center, Harvard Medical Center, and UCLA
       Neuropsychiatric Department.

·    American Medical Association (AMA) approved use of hypnosis in 1958

·    American Dental Association (ADA) for dental anxiety, pain reduction and when anesthesia cannot be used

·    American Psychology Association (APA) for help with PTSD, ADD-ADHD, phobias, panic attacks, and grief

·    National Institute of Health (NIH) 1995, supports hypnosis for treatment of chronic pain, side effects of oncology treatment, pediatric and elder care

·    Stanford University Medical Center – David Spiegel, MD, major researcher in medical uses of hypnosis, specifically in cancer treatment to reduce nausea, pain and anxiety, and much more

·    Harvard University Medical Center – reported that hypnosis seems to block the nerve receptors: those that affect pain, anxiety and discomfort

·    Blue Shield of California, Medicare, Kaiser Permanente, hypnosis sometimes covered by insurance

·    University of Washington Harborview Burn Center, David Patterson MD – hypnosis works miracles in burn care, which requires pulling off of bandages and scrubbing burned skin

·    UCLA School of Neurovisceral Sciences, Women’s Health and Neuropsychiatric – Dr. Bruce Naliboff, PhD – hypnosis is very helpful in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

·    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA – Dr. Elvira Lang, MD has been using hypnosis for 13 years to provide pain-free breast biopsies and to calm petitions, cutting treatment time and need for sedation

ARTICLES ON THE USE OF HYPNOSIS

·    Hypnosis can help with problems from anxiety to pain . David Noonan – Newsweek, Sept. 27

·    Hypnosis and Depression  Medical News Today – June 1, 2004

·    HEALTH: Hypnosis gaining respectability among doctors, clients  MICHAEL WALDHOLZ – Wall Street Journal, Sun, Oct 12, 2003

·    Hypnosis can help soothe irritable bowel syndrome News 14 Carolina – By: Dr. Olafur S. Palsson, UNC Health Care – 7/28/2004

·    Medical Hypnosis: AN underutilized Treatment Approach, Brian Alman, PhD

·    Hypnosis and Nonhypnotic techniques for reduction of pain and anxiety during painful procedures in children and adolescents with cancer, Zeltzer L., LeBaron S.,  1; J Pediatric. B1982 Dec; 101(6):1032-5

Click here for: Legal & Privacy Notice
Physicians & Medical Professional Referrals

Gabrielle Mancuso PhD, MscD  ~ SCIENCE OF HYPNOPSYCHOLOGY ®    Copyright © 1999-2013 All Rights Reserved
www.DrMancuso.com~www.MedicalHypnosis.org ~ www.YourHypnostist.org ~ www.CarmelHypnotist.com
www.CarmelHypnosis.com ~ www.TimeTravelHypnosis.com ~ www.CarmelPsychic.com


facebook

The services rendered by Gabrielle Mancuso and Science of Intuitive Hypnopsychology® are held out to the public as a form of motivational coaching combined with instruction in self-hypnosis and Hypnosis and Intuitive Certifications. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. We do not represent our services as any form of medical health care or direct psychotherapy, and despite research to the contrary, by law we may make no health benefit claims for our services.
Last revisions made on 02/25/2013