Can Hypnosis Aid Asthma Patients?

hypnosisThis post speaks about using hypnosis in helping children suffering from asthma.

Ran D. Anbar, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York recommends that hypnosis could be a possible treatment for children who live with asthma. The recommendation was in respect of those children whose asthma symptoms have a psychological component.

Though Asthma is most common, other respiratory diseases, such as vocal cord dysfunction, cystic fibrosis, and habit cough may also benefit. Habit cough, which is based in stress rather than any actual physical cause, may be seen to benefit.

Dr Anbar has found that hypnosis as complementary medication for these respiratory diseases was seen to be successful  and may be indicated in symptoms such as disruptive cough, difficulty taking a breath, noise when breathing in such as a squeak or gasp, difficulty swallowing despite normal lung function, and hyperventilation.