Hypnosis: The main role is played by the patient
Modern science first perceived hypnosis as a phenomenon over two centuries ago. The treatment itself is one of the oldest treatment methods. Step by step, this technique of suggestion finds its way into conventional medicine. The annual meeting of the German Society for Auto System Hypnosis will take place in Mainz from September 6 to 8, in which around 140 medical professionals will take part.
For the chairman of the German Society for Auto System Hypnosis, Götz Renatz, there is no doubt that with the help of hypnosis, bleeding can be stopped and healing processes accelerated. Many people are rather skeptical about this treatment method. "You see a loss of control in hypnosis and you are afraid. The unconscious then takes over and lets you jump like a frog across the stage like a show hypnotist, ”explains the expert. In medicine, hypnosis is used as a supportive procedure, for example for coping with stress or coping with pain. But it can also be used as a bleeding control in small and medium-sized operations. In the context of hypnosis, patients are given verbal instructions, so-called Suggestions, which are supposed to act directly on the unconscious.
“For example, the dentist pulls a tooth and can stop the subsequent bleeding with the help of hypnosis. It is unclear why the brain is able to exert such an influence on the body in this trance-like state. One thing is certain: it works. Renartz himself experienced the effects of this treatment.
"My dentist once said to me: Do you see the lever? Ich: Mmh, I see him. He: And now move! Then I pulled like crazy and the bleeding was over. Another option is to tell the patient: Now stop the bleeding in the back right! And if the suggestion is accepted, the bleeding stops at that moment. No one knows how this works, but it works. Even after the operation "
A strengthening of the immune system, which results in faster wound healing and less pain, can also be suggested with hypnosis.
Prerequisite for a functioning hypnosis If the unconscious plays along, hypnosis works - if not, then not. An experienced hypnotist can easily switch off the consciousness. He knows the mechanisms of the human psyche.
Distrust and skepticism about this technology is widespread among medical professionals. "Some doctors say: that's all hocus-pocus. How do I know that the patient really experiences what he tells me in hypnosis, ”says the hypnosis expert. One reason for this could be that the doctor has a secondary effect on the process, the patent plays the main role. As a doctor you have to have good self-confidence. (fr)