Cancer Support Research

Research has found that hypnosis, guided imagery, relaxation, and visualization can promote healing and recovery.

Guided imagery and hypnotherapy can help you:

  • Increase feelings of well-being
  • Reduce feelings of depression
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Reduce side effects of cancer treatment
  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce fear and anxiety prior to surgery
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce pain, including post-operative pain
  • Temporarily increase numbers of immune system cells
  • Reduce blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and pain
  • Create relaxing brain wave patterns
  • Reduce anticipatory nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy
  • Reduce cancer pain and distress
  • Reduce pain, nausea, fatigue, discomfort, and emotional upset

Sources:  The American Cancer Society; The Mayo Clinic;; Anesthesia and Analgesia

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