Hypnosis and the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease can be cured if they are treated as autoimmune diseases with a special understanding of the personality conflicts in the patient. The author hypothesizes that all autoimmune diseases are characterized by a high normal amount of the aggressive instinctual drives and ambivalence about their realization. Each patient's personality causes the ambivalence to be somaticized into specific autoimmune bodies that aggressively are overproduced and then attack specific tissues. Hypnosis helps in gaining insight, reinforcing interpretations, handling stress, visualizing normal intestinal areas, and controlling of the autoimmune antibodies to the normal level. This paper deals specifically with these 2 diseases.

Author(s): 
Schafer, D. W.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am J Clin Hypn
Publication Date: 
Oct-97
Publication Year: 
1997
Pages: 
111-117
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0002-9157
DOI: 
10.1080/00029157.1997.10403415
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 9385722

Turabian/Chicago Citation

D. W. Schafer. Oct-97. "Hypnosis and the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease." The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 40: 2: 111-117. 10.1080/00029157.1997.10403415.

Wikipedia Citation

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