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Clinical Hypnotherapy for Women's Health Uterine Fibroids

Hypnotherapy and guided imagery have been used for hundreds of years to enhance women’s health during all life stages. There are records of hypnosis going back 2,500 years in ancient China and Egypt and today, thanks to better research methods and technologies, science has brought mind-body medicine and hypnosis more into the public eye. Today with neuro-imaging devices such as functional MRIs and PET scans, we can see inside the brain to view in real-time what is happening when someone is experiencing hypnosis. With hypnosis, we use the power of our minds to physically influence our brains for healing and enhancement of body, mind, and spirit.

Clinical Hypnotherapy for Women's Health

Painful periods (Dysmenorrhea) For those that experience normal menstrual periods with mild pain, it can be hard to believe how serious painful menstruation can be. Some women experience cramping and pain so severe they are unable to go to work, go to school, or care for their families. Pain can be accompanied by nausea, upset stomach, headaches and all over body aches and pains and can be severe enough to affect overall health and wellbeing. Hypnotherapy can help you learn to control the pain and resume a normal life at times of the month when the pain seems unbearable. Uterine Fibroids Heavy menstrual. Painful periods. Fatigue from anaemia. Spending hundreds of pounds a year on tampons and pads because you have to wear both. These are just a few examples of what it's like to live with uterine fibroids, a topic nobody wants to talk about. Uterine fibroids are very common non-cancerous tumours that develop in the muscle of the uterus that can change the quality of your life. Uterine fibroids are the most common reason why a woman will have a hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure in premenopausal women the (first is a caesarean section for childbirth). About 70% of women will have uterine fibroids at some time during their lives, though not every woman will have symptoms. The number is even higher for ethnic minority groups women and African-American women who may develop fibroids at a younger age and have more severe symptoms.

About 20 per cent to 80 per cent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s. Not all women with fibroids have symptoms. Women who do have symptoms often find fibroids hard to live with. Some have pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. Fibroids also can put pressure on the bladder, causing frequent urination, or on the rectum, causing rectal pressure. Should the fibroids get very large, they can cause the abdomen (stomach area) to enlarge, making a woman look pregnant.

Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms, but some women with fibroids can have:

  • Heavy bleeding (which can be heavy enough to cause anaemia) or painful periods

  • The feeling of fullness in the pelvic area (lower stomach area)

  • Enlargement of the lower abdomen

  • Frequent urination

  • Pain during sex

  • Lower back pain

  • Complications during pregnancy and labour, including a six-time greater risk of cesarean section

  • Reproductive problems, such as infertility, which is very rare

Hypnotherapy and Women's Health Hypnotherapy for pain can help you learn to control the pain and resume a normal life at times of the month when the pain seems unbearable. Hypnotherapy has been used by many to manage pain, including irritable bowel syndrome, sciatica, spinal stenosis, burns, joint pain, neck pain and a variety of other injuries and illnesses. The premise of hypnotherapy is to change the way individuals perceive pain messages to reduce the intensity of what they are feeling. We use CBT based on hypnotherapy allows you to feel safe and confident in meeting that challenge in a way that is most effective for you as an individual. In Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy, hypnotherapy is added to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to provide a new powerful dimension. Hypnotherapy is used to integrate healthy beliefs into your belief system. Hypnotherapy seeks to strengthen healthy beliefs and weaken unhealthy beliefs. Hypnotherapy makes this therapy 70% more effective than Cognitive Behaviour Therapy alone.


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