In cancer, hypnosis helps to reduce stress and anxiety, alter sensory perception to minimize pain, relieve nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress and even prevent hair loss.
Overview on Cancer and Hypnosis is a report that reviews the research in hypnotherapy for cancer. It concludes that hypnosis provides psychological and physical comfort and improves quality of life during the course of cancer and its treatments.
Hypnosis in Cancer Care is an article that gives a brief overview of the contemporary uses of hypnosis in oncology and how hypnosis can be integrated into treatment.
Hypnosis for Chemotherapy Related Nausea and Vomiting is a study reporting positive results in reducing nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy.
Study on the Efficacy of Hypnotherapy as a Supplement Therapy in Cancer Intervention is a study that concludes that the best time for hypnosis for cancer patients is right at the time of diagnosis. In that way, patients will be able to develop better coping skills, prevent severe anxiety, depression and panic attacks. It also seems to increase treatment compliance and a more positive psychological response to their illness. The study suggests that all of this has a good prognostic factor on survival of the patient.
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