Mind-body hypnotic imagery in the treatment of auto-immune disorders
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

For many years Western Medicine has considered the immune system to be separate and independent from the central nervous system. However, significant scientific advances and research discoveries that occurred during the past 50 years have presented additional facts that the immune system does interact with the central nervous system with mutual influence. This article provides a systematic review of the literature on the connection between the brain and the immune system and its clinical implications. It then provides a rational foundation for the role of using hypnosis and imagery to therapeutically influence the immune system. Five case examples are provided with illustrated instructions for clinicians on how hypnosis and imagery may be utilized in the treatment of patients with auto-immune disorders. Suggestions for future research in this field are included.

Author(s): 
Torem, Moshe S.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am J Clin Hypn
Publication Date: 
2007-10
Publication Year: 
2007
Pages: 
157-170
Volume: 
50
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0002-9157
DOI: 
10.1080/00029157.2007.10401612
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 18030927

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Moshe S. Torem. 2007-10. "Mind-body hypnotic imagery in the treatment of auto-immune disorders." The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 50: 2: 157-170. 10.1080/00029157.2007.10401612.

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