Hypnosis and asthma: a critical review
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Hypnosis and asthma
Abstract: 

Asthma is among the most common chronic diseases of the western world and has significant effects on patients' health and quality of life. Asthma is typically treated with pharmaceutical products, but there is interest in finding nonpharmaceutical therapies for this condition. Hypnosis has been used clinically to treat a variety of disorders that are refractive to pharmaceutical-based therapies, including asthma, but relatively little attention has been given recently to the use of clinical hypnosis as a standard treatment for asthma. Significant data suggest that hypnosis may be an effective treatment for asthma, but it is premature to conclude that hypnosis is unequivocally effective. Studies conducted to date have consistently demonstrated an effect of hypnosis with asthma. More and larger randomized, controlled studies are needed. Existing data suggest that hypnosis efficacy is enhanced in subjects who are susceptible to the treatment modality, with experienced investigators, when administered over several sessions, and when reinforced by patient autohypnosis. Children in particular appear to respond well to hypnosis as a tool for improving asthma symptoms.

Author(s): 
Hackman, R. M.
Stern, J. S.
Gershwin, M. E.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Asthma
Publication Date: 
2000-02
Publication Year: 
2000
Pages: 
15-Jan
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
0277-0903
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 10724294

Turabian/Chicago Citation

R. M. Hackman, J. S. Stern and M. E. Gershwin. 2000-02. "Hypnosis and asthma: a critical review." The Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma 37: 1: 15-Jan.

Wikipedia Citation

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