Medical Hypnosis

Hypnosis under various names has been practiced for a long time and suggestive therapy perhaps is the oldest of the therapeutic methods.  Franz Anton Mesmer, the father of the mother era of medical hypnosis, has been dated around the late 18th century.  By 1957, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) was organized.

Under Medical Hypnotherapy, the patient’s body relaxes while their thoughts become more focused.  The patient enters an alter stage of consciousness that allows a more direct communication with the power and abundance of the subconscious and unconscious mind.  In this relaxed state, the patient will feel very at ease physically yet fully awake mentally.  In this state of deep concentration, the patient is highly responsive to suggestion.

The possibility of bringing the technique of Medical Hypnotherapy in the process of healing and/or creating wellness is limited to the expectation and needs of the patient, but also to the trustful relation between the doctor and the subject.  Although the final results may not be fully accomplished, there are always benefits within the therapy.

A wide range of conditions are suitable for treatment: from the changing of habits, to releasing side effects of chemotherapy, to providing anesthesia and comfort during surgical procedures and child birth.

Medical Hypnosis is not a panacea, but that it, nonetheless, has an important place in the patient treatment.  Medical Hypnosis is self-hypnosis but the help of a skillful and compassionate therapist is always an asset to the final outcome.  Dr. Raul Llanos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis.  Dr. Llanos will work with the patient to achieve the desired outcome, but his focus is on the patient’s overall wellness.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Llanos, please call (504) 834-1050.

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