Evidence-Based Methods

Evidence-Based Method – A Brief Survey of Hypnotherapy Research


The Methods You Will Learn at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America Have Been Scientifically Proven to be Effective, Even Superior to Other Modalities

In a Recent Clinical Trial

Hypnotherapy Academy of America Methodology Was Scientifically Validated

Overactive Bladder Syndrome “Hypnotherapy for Treatment of Overactive Bladder: Randomized Controlled Trial Pilot Study” Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2012, Komesu, Yuko M., MD, Sapien, Robert E., MD, Rogers, Rebecca G., MD, Ketai, Loren H., MD.

Overactive bladder is common and affects approximately 17% of women in the United States. Frequency of urination, urinary urgency and incontinence, nocturia, and emotional distress were measured in the study.

Hypnotherapy Academy advanced state-of-the-art methodology:

Flexible medical support hypnotherapy style that considers the unique needs of each patient

Utilize methods to improve patient involvement in prescribed treatment

Attention to the underlying psycho-emotional needs of the patient

Reliable pain management and accelerated healing

Study Design:

20 patients with OAB syndrome

Randomized Controlled Trial Pilot Study

Medical Hypnotherapy group vs. Behavioral Therapy

Each group received same number of sessions (3)

Patients not blinded

Hypnotherapist used Hypnotherapy Academy of America methodology

Results:

Academy Hypnotherapy Methods: 67% improvement

Behavior Therapy: 42 % improvement

Special Note on the Demand for Hypnotherapy

After this study was completed, the women in the Behavior Therapy group asked if they could also receive the Academy hypnotherapy protocol. Nine out of ten of them participated in the hypnotherapy protocol. It was the opinion of the clinical hypnotherapist provider that this group gained the same results reported in the study.

Update: Academy Methods Used in National Institutes of Health Research

We are happy to announce that from the success of the above clinical trial, the National Institutes of Health in conjunction with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, has funded a 3-year study in which Academy techniques will exclusively be utilized at hospitals in the U.S. for Scientific Research Purposes.

The Hypnotherapy Academy of America, in Albuquerque, NM, has the prestige of being the only hypnotherapy training whose methodology is scientifically validated. We invite you to be part of our program.


Hypnotherapy Accelerates Bone Fracture Healing

randomized controlled pilot study. ”Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine. 5(2):67-75, Mar. 1999. Ginandes, CS, Rosenthal, DI.

Study Design:

12 patients, 6 without and 6 with hypnotic intervention

6 Received hypnosis sessions and audio tape

Healed Faster (Radiological exams at week 6 showed as much healing as would occur in 8.5 weeks!)

Increased Mobility (i.e., walking down stairs)

Less Pain

Less use of Analgesics


Pre-Operative Hypnotherapy Helps with Breast Cancer Surgery

“A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Brief Hypnosis Intervention to Control Side Effects in Breast Surgery Patients.” JNCI, 2007 99(17):1304-1312. Montgomery, GH, Bovbjerg, Schnur, JB, David, D, Goldfarb, A, Weltz, CR, Schechter, C, Graff-Sivan, J, Tatrow, K, Price, DD, Silverstein, JH.

Study Design:

200 Breast biopsy patients

Hypnosis group vs. Empathetic Listening group (only one preoperative session)

Patients not blinded

Results for Hypnosis Group

Patient Benefits

53% less pain

74% less nausea

46% less fatigue

74% less emotional upset

Provider Benefits

Less propofol (64 vs. 96.6 microg)

22% less analgesia

Less time in Operating Room by 15 minutes

Less cost ($772.71 per patient savings)


Hypnotherapy Reduces Asthma Attacks

Chronic asthma and improvement with relaxation induced by hypnotherapy

Journal of Royal Society Medicine 81(Dec 1988):701-704. Morrison, JB.

Study Design:

16 patients with severe, chronic asthma

Weekly hypnosis with hypnotherapist

Daily self-hypnosis for 5-15 minute duration

Results for Hypnosis Group

Patient Benefits

Decrease in annual hospital admissions from 44 to 13

Length of stay decreased by 249 days

Steroids withdrawn in 6 patients, reduced in 8 and none had increase

54% reported improved in symptoms


Hypnotherapy is an Evidence-Based Modality Cited in Medical Literature. Notice how many studies are cited:

Benefits of Stress reduction 24,883

Hypnosis 11,099

Hypnotherapy 9,619

Hypnosis and pain 1,209

Hypnotherapy and cancer 299


Medical Hypnotherapy is an adjunct to Medical Treatment and provides for:

Non-pharmaceutical Means of Pain Management

Patients Experience Feelings of Being Cared For

Accelerates the Natural Healing Process

Increases Patient Satisfaction

Hypnotherapy is an educational and self-improvement process that facilitates access to a person’s internal resources to assist them in solving problems, increasing motivation, or altering behavior patterns to create positive change. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy. Medical support hypnotherapy is used only as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment. Consultation with a licensed physician is required before medical support hypnotherapy services are provided.