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This Week is National Hypnotherapy Week

When most people think about hypnosis, it is usually Derren Brown or the hypnotist character from the Little Britain TV show that spring to mind, complete with the immortal words, “look into my eyes…” NCH registered Cognitive Hypnotherapists, Rob & Heidi Woodgate of Gravesend based practice North Kent Hypnotherapy say that neither gives a true […]

Battling food cravings is 'pointless'

Trying to cut out all thoughts of your favourite, fattening food may actually make you eat more, claims research. Women who tried to stop thinking about chocolate ate 50% more than those who were encouraged to talk about their cravings. This “rebound” effect could also apply to smokers, say the Hertfordshire University authors in Appetite […]

National No Smoking Day

Wednesday 14th March is National No Smoking Day, which this year holds a special significance to many smokers faced with the reality of a total ban on smoking in public places coming later this year. The Smoking in the Workplace Ban, which has already been implemented in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, comes into force in […]

Hypnosis and Acupuncture Show Promise for Labour Pain

A review of non-drug pain relief therapies suggests that hypnosis and acupuncture may ease labour pain. “There is too little research to assess how effective many complementary therapies will be with pain management in labour,” said lead study author Caroline Smith. Further research is needed, she said, but “the results concerning acupuncture and hypnosis are […]

Hypnotherapy 'could ease chest pain'

Hypnotherapy could offer relief from severe chest pain that is not caused by a heart condition. Researchers found 80 per cent reported ‘significant’ relief from pain after undergoing the treatment. About a third of people who have chest pain have no identifiable cause for why they suffer. Researchers believe that acid reflux or psychological problems […]

Its never too late to stop smoking

According to an article in New Scientist, smokers with lung cancer who continue smoking may prevent the chemotherapy treament from working. Nor are patches the answer, as it turns out it is nicotine that causes the effect. Srikumar Chellappan and colleagues at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, looked […]

Hypnotherapy in the NHS

Hypnotherapy is a drug-free, natural therapy with over 150 years of scientific research behind it. Ironically, the first scientific experiments on hypnosis were performed by sceptical physician, James Braid, in an attempt to understand or debunk hypnosis, which was then the preserve of entertainers and known as ‘Animal Magnetism’. His work turned hypnosis into a […]

Omega-3 Foods May Help Mental Outlook

New research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine suggests that omega-3s can have a significant impact on mental health. They found that people with low blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to report mild to moderate symptoms of depression, more moodiness, and more impulsivity, which in extreme forms manifests as […]