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The moral power of suggestion: A history of suggestion in Japan, 1900-1930.

Authors:
Yu-Chuan Wu

J Hist Behav Sci 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

In Japan, as in the west, suggestion theory was the predominant theory of hypnosis, and suggestive therapy was one of the most important, if not the most important, form of psychotherapy in the early 20th century. While the use of suggestion was met with objections on both scientific and moral grounds in the west, it was seen in a more positive light and has had a significant influence on the development of psychotherapy in Japan. With regard to the contexts of suggestion, suggestive power, suggestibility, and the effects of suggestion, this study will examine the distinctive conceptions and practices of suggestion developed by analogy with existing ideas about interpersonal influence, particularly with the concept of kanka (assimilative transformation) in Japan. Read More

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December 2018

Measurement and Nonpharmacologic Management of Sleep Disturbance in the Intensive Care Units: A Literature Review.

Crit Care Nurs Q 2019 Jan/Mar;42(1):75-80

Princess Aisha Bint Al-Hussein College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Maan, Jordan (Dr Bani Younis); Faculty of Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan (Dr Hayajneh); and Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan (Dr Batiha).

The general goal of this review is to summarize, clarify, and evaluate what is known about patients' sleep in the intensive care units (ICUs) in terms of sleep measurement and management. In addition, this review focuses on the gap in knowledge in this field. A review of online databases for relevant articles in the period between 2000 and 2017 was conducted. Read More

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December 2018

Can hypnosis displace the threshold for visual consciousness?

Neurosci Conscious 2018 20;2018(1):niy009. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Département d'Études Cognitives (École Normale Supérieure - PSL Research University), Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (ENS, EHESS, CNRS), Paris, France.

To test the specific effects of hypnosis on the attentional components of visual awareness, we developed a posthypnotic suggestion for peripheral visual inattention inspired on the "tunnel vision" symptom of the Balint Syndrome. We constructed a dual-target visibility and discrimination paradigm, in which single-digit numerical targets were placed both on the hypnotically affected peripheral space and on the remaining undisturbed central area. Results were 3-fold: (i) when compared to participants of Low hypnotic susceptibility (Lows), highly susceptible participants (Highs) presented decreased subjective visibility; (ii) Highs did not show dual-task interference from peripheral targets (an effect of unconscious processing) during hypnotic suggestion to not attend them, but Lows did; (iii) nevertheless, when asked to execute a discrimination task over these same targets, Highs performed with the same accuracy as Lows. Read More

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November 2018

Hypnotherapy for insomnia: A randomized controlled trial comparing generic and disease-specific suggestions.

Complement Ther Med 2018 Dec 9;41:231-239. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Study Objectives: Hypnotherapy is commonly used for treating insomnia, but a definite conclusion regarding its safety and effectiveness is unavailable due to a lack of adverse event monitoring and comparison between generic and disease-specific hypnotic suggestions in previous studies.

Design: Randomized controlled, participant-blind, parallel-group with subject recruitment after trial registry.

Interventions: Sixty participants were randomized to receive 4-week once-weekly 1-hour hypnotherapy with disease-specific suggestions (using counter-hyperarousal hypnotic exercise and screen visualization technique targeted at insomnia-related anxieties) or generic suggestions (using thought distraction technique and suggestions for self-confidence and self-care enhancement). Read More

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December 2018
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The top-down regulation from the prefrontal cortex to insula via hypnotic aversion suggestions reduces smoking craving.

Hum Brain Mapp 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, and School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China.

Hypnosis has been shown to have treatment effects on nicotine addiction. However, the neural basis of these effects is poorly understood. This preliminary study investigated the neural mechanisms of hypnosis-based treatment on cigarette smoking, specifically, whether the hypnosis involves a top-down or bottom-up mechanism. Read More

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November 2018
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Design, synthesis, anticonvulsant activity, preclinical study and pharmacokinetic performance of N-{[3-(4-chlorophenyl)-4-oxo-3, 4-dihydroquinazolin-2-yl] methyl}, 2-[(2-isopropyl-5-methyl) 1-cyclo hexylidene] hydrazinecarboxamide.

Cent Nerv Syst Agents Med Chem 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Moradabad Educational Trust, Group of Institutions, Faculty of Pharmacy, Moradabad 244001 Uttar Pradesh. India.

N-{[3-(4-chlorophenyl)-4-oxo-3, 4-dihydroquinazolin-2-yl] methyl}, 2-[(2-isopropyl-5-methyl) 1-cyclohexylidene] hydrazinecarboxamide QS11 was designed by computational study. It possessed essential pharmacophoric features for anticonvulsant activity and showed good docking with iGluRs (Kainate) glutamate receptor. QSAR and ADMET screening results suggested that QS11 would possess good potency for anticonvulsant activity. Read More

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November 2018
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The role of loops B and C in determining the potentiation of GABA receptors by midazolam.

Pharmacol Res Perspect 2018 Dec 13;6(6):e00433. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Departments of Anesthesiology & Pharmacology Emory University Atlanta Georgia.

Many benzodiazepines are positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) of GABA receptors that cause sedation, hypnosis, and anxiolysis. Benzodiazepines bind GABA receptors at the extracellular interface of the α and γ subunits. Within the α subunit, the benzodiazepine binding site is defined by three highly conserved structural loops, loops A-C. Read More

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December 2018
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Intestinal Microbiome in Irritable Bowel Syndrome before and after Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy.

Int J Mol Sci 2018 Nov 16;19(11). Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine III, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Wien, Austria.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder with brain-gut-microbiome alterations. Gut-directed hypnotherapy (GHT) has been shown to improve quality of life and symptoms in IBS. This therapy targets psychological coping, central nervous processing and brain-gut interaction. Read More

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November 2018
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[Training in distraction and hypnosis for pain relief in paediatrics].

Soins Pediatr Pueric 2018 Nov - Dec;39(305):33-36

Service anesthésie Pôle Pathologie Enfant et Adolescent, Hôpital Trousseau, AP-HP, 26, avenue du Docteur-Arnold-Netter, 75012 Paris, France.

The use of psychophysical techniques such as distraction and hypnosis for pain relief is becoming more common in order to reduce the pain and anxiety associated with care procedures in paediatrics. A training programme in supporting painful care procedures was implemented in a paediatrics unit. Running since 2013, it has already trained more than 150 caregivers. Read More

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November 2018
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Effectiveness of mirror therapy in phantom limb pain: A literature review.

Neurologia 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Departamento de Biología Funcional y de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Vigo, Pontevedra, España; Grupo de investigación HealthyFit (GHi22), Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Galicia Sur (IISGS), Vigo, España. Electronic address:

Introduction: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a type of neuropathic pain that affects the territory of an amputated limb or other surgically removed body parts. Between 60% and 90% of amputees suffer from PLP during follow-up. There are a range of therapeutic options for PLP, both pharmacological (gabapentin, amitriptyline, tricyclic antidepressants, etc) and non-pharmacological (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, hypnosis, acupuncture, etc). Read More

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November 2018
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Randomized controlled trial of an 8-week intervention combining self-care and hypnosis for post-treatment cancer patients: study protocol.

BMC Cancer 2018 Nov 15;18(1):1113. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Public Health Department and Sensation and Perception Research Group, GIGA-Consciousness, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium.

Background: Cancer has a lot of consequences on patients' quality of life (such as cancer-related fatigue (CRF), sleep difficulties and emotional distress) and on patients' partners and their relationship, such as distress and communication difficulties. These consequences are undertreated, and interventions based on hypnosis often focus on breast cancer patients only. This paper describes the study protocol of a longitudinal randomized controlled trial aiming to assess the efficacy of an 8-week intervention combining hypnosis and self-care to improve cancer patients' CRF, sleep and emotional distress and to indirectly improve their partners' distress. Read More

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November 2018
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Closed-loop administration of analgesic drugs based on heart rate variability analysis.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018 Jul;2018:506-509

General anesthesia is based on the use of hypnotic, muscle relaxant and analgesic drugs in order to render the patient unresponsive to the surgical procedure. The difficulty for anesthesiologists is then to determinate the minimum efficient dose to avoid any risk of under or over dosing. For several years, monitoring systems were developed in order to measure depth of hypnosis, myorelaxation and analgesia. Read More

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The Role of Hypnosis in Cancer Care.

Curr Oncol Rep 2018 Nov 13;20(12):93. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, Psychosocial Resources, University of Calgary, 2202 2nd St SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 3C1, Canada.

Purpose Of Review: This paper reviews the current evidence-base for the use of hypnosis as an adjunct treatment for common cancer-related symptoms and side effects, including those experienced during treatment, as well as long-term and late effects. First, a general description and history of medical hypnosis in cancer care is provided, followed by a review of the latest evidence across a range of common symptoms.

Recent Findings: The evidence suggests that hypnosis may help treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting in breast cancer patients, manage pain in a variety of contexts, and also reduce levels of anxiety and overall distress around surgical and medical procedures, both in children and adults. Read More

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November 2018
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The effect of guided imagery on anxiety, depression and vital signs in patients on hemodialysis.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2018 Nov 17;33:184-190. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, Nord University, Bodø, Norway. Electronic address:

Background And Purpose: Patients on hemodialysis experience anxiety and depression. This study aimed to investigate the effect of guided imagery on anxiety, depression, and vital signs in patients on hemodialysis.

Materials And Methods: This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted on 80 patients undergoing hemodialysis. Read More

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November 2018
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Closed loop administration of propofol based on a Smith predictor: a randomized controlled trial.

Minerva Anestesiol 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Computer Science and System Engineering, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.

Background: Delay in the propofol pharmacodynamics effect is commonly observed in total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA). To face the delay in the hypnosis control, we have proposed a Proportional-Integral (PI) controller with a Smith predictor (PI+Smith). We have evaluated the feasibility of this closed-loop control for propofol administration and compared the performance with manual administration guided by the Bispectral Index (BIS). Read More

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October 2018

Pediatric Electroconvulsive Therapy: An Anesthesiologist's Perspective.

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 2019 Jan 11;28(1):21-32. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, USA.

Proper planning and communication between psychiatry and anesthesiology teams is vital to conferring the greatest therapeutic benefit to children presenting for electroconvulsive therapy while minimizing risk. Anesthesia for the child undergoing electroconvulsive therapy should ideally provide deep hypnosis, ensure muscle relaxation to reduce injury, have minimal effect on seizure dynamics, and allow for rapid recovery to baseline neurologic and cardiopulmonary status. Unique factors for pediatric electroconvulsive therapy include the potential need for preoperative anxiolytic and inhalational induction of anesthesia, which must be weighed against the detrimental effects of anesthetic agents on the evoked seizure quality required for a successful treatment. Read More

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January 2019
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Vittorio Benussi, hypnosuggestive methods, and emotional functional autonomy.

Authors:
Mauro Antonelli

Hist Psychol 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Psychology.

This article reconstructs Vittorio Benussi's (1878-1927) research on autonomia funzionale emotiva [emotional functional autonomy], carried out in Padua between 1920 and 1927. Its aim is to demonstrate that Benussi believed-against the intellectualist mainstream of the psychology of his time and even against the Brentanian-Meinongian tradition in which he was educated-in the fundamental independence of emotions from the cognitive functions that usually accompany them. To study this autonomy, Benussi used hypnosis as an experimental tool designed to disassemble the phenomena of mental life from their global functional unity. Read More

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October 2018

Evaluation of the Sleep-Prolonging Effect of Lagenaria vulgaris and Cucurbita pepo Extracts on Pentobarbital-Induced Sleep and Possible Mechanisms of Action.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2018 Jul 31;54(4). Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Student Research Committee, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad 91778-99191, Iran.

Sleeplessness is the most common sleep disorder. In this study, the hypnotic effect of macerated (HAME) and soxhlet (HASE) extract of (fruit and seed) and (fruit) were studied in mice. Extracts and fractions were administered intra-peritoneally (i. Read More

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July 2018
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Psychological interventions for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: A systematic review.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Oct;57(5):644-649

Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. Electronic address:

Various studies have investigated the role that psychological factors play in the etiology of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The current research was aimed at reviewing the psychological interventions that are implemented to treat the aforementioned conditions. Vocabulary from the Medical Subject Headings database was used as basis for identifying search keywords, which were then employed to search for relevant articles in PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, PsycINFO, Scopus, the Scientific Information Database, IranMedex, Magiran, and IranDoc. Read More

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October 2018
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The leaves of Crataeva nurvala Buch-Ham. modulate locomotor and anxiety behaviors possibly through GABAergic system.

BMC Complement Altern Med 2018 Oct 19;18(1):283. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Designated Reference Institute for Chemical Measurement (DRiCM), Bangladesh Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Dhaka, 1205, Bangladesh.

Background: Crataeva nurvala Buch-Hum is an indigenous herb, extensively used in traditional medicines of the South Asian countries to treat inflammation, rheumatic fever, gastric irritation, and constipation. Despite this wide range of uses, very little information is known regarding its effects on the central nervous system (CNS). Therefore, this study evaluated the neuropharmacological properties of methanolic extract of Crataeva nurvala leaves (MECN) using a number of behavioral models in animals. Read More

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October 2018
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Remitting long-standing major depression in a multiple sclerosis patient with several concurrent conditions.

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 2018 4;14:2545-2550. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA.

In this report, we discuss the case of an multiple sclerosis (MS) patient, age 62, who learned to attain and sustain euthymia despite his ailments. He has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), asthma, MS, urticaria, and major depression (MD). Despite thriving limitations, the patient is an accomplished scientist, who struggled for > twelve years to emerge from being confined to bed and wheel chair with MS, to walking with crutches, scuba diving, writing manuscripts, and living a positive life. Read More

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October 2018
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Hypnosis-Aided Awake Surgery for the Management of Intrinsic Brain Tumors versus Standard Awake-Asleep-Awake Protocol: A Preliminary, Promising Experience.

World Neurosurg 2018 Oct 10. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

NESMOS Department Neurosurgery Department, "Sapienza" University, Roma, Italy; Azienda Universitario-Ospedaliera Sant'Andrea, Roma, Italy.

Background: Hypnosis is a technique that could aid awake surgery protocols. The aim of the present study is to describe the results of a preliminary experience of a cohort of patients operated on with an original protocol of hypnosis-aided awake surgery (HAS).

Methods: All patients were operated on with the aid of HAS and their data were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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October 2018
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Virtual reality for spinal cord injury-associated neuropathic pain: Systematic review.

Authors:
B Chi B Chau E Yeo P Ta

Ann Phys Rehabil Med 2018 Oct 9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Loma Linda University Health, 11406 Loma Linda Drive, Suite 516, 92354 Loma Linda, CA, USA.

Background: Treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI)-associated neuropathic pain is challenging, with limited efficacy and no definitive options, and SCI patients often show resistance to pharmacologic treatment. Virtual reality (VR) therapy is a non-invasive, non-pharmacologic alternative with minimal adverse effects.

Objective: To investigate the effect of VR therapy on SCI-associated neuropathic pain in a systematic review. Read More

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October 2018
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Use of Complementary and Integrated Health: A Retrospective Analysis of U.S. Veterans with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Nationally.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Oct 12. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

4 Center for the Study of Innovation to Implementation , VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA.

Objective: To partially address the opioid crisis, some complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies are now recommended for chronic musculoskeletal pain, a common condition presented in primary care. As such, healthcare systems are increasingly offering CIH therapies, and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the nation's largest integrated healthcare system, has been at the forefront of this movement. However, little is known about the uptake of CIH among patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Read More

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October 2018
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Hypnosis intervention for the management of pain perception during cataract surgery.

J Pain Res 2018 20;11:1921-1926. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Ophthalmology, Institute of Surgery Research, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, 400042, China,

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of hypnosis in pain management during cataract surgery.

Methods: Male or female patients with bilateral age-related cataract who wished to have both eyes subjected to phacoemulsification surgery were preliminarily admitted. Immediately after the first-eye surgery, each patient was evaluated for pain using the visual analog scale (VAS), and patients with a VAS score >1 were enrolled. Read More

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September 2018
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Psychological interventions for needle-related procedural pain and distress in children and adolescents.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 10 4;10:CD005179. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: This is the second update of a Cochrane Review (Issue 4, 2006). Pain and distress from needle-related procedures are common during childhood and can be reduced through use of psychological interventions (cognitive or behavioral strategies, or both). Our first review update (Issue 10, 2013) showed efficacy of distraction and hypnosis for needle-related pain and distress in children and adolescents. Read More

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October 2018
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Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Otolaryngologic Perioperative Care.

Ochsner J 2018 ;18(3):253-259

Department of Otolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Background: During the perioperative period for otolaryngologic surgical cases, complications and delays can occur as the result of anxiety, pain, nausea, and vomiting. Conventional methods used to treat these symptoms include medications that can be expensive and invasive or that can cause adverse effects. Because of the concerns about opioid use in the United States, providers might want to consider using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as adjunctive or primary treatment plans. Read More

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January 2018
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Active-Alert Hypnosis: History, Research, and Applications.

Authors:
Éva I Bányai

Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Oct;61(2):88-107

a Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University , Budapest , Hungary.

After a brief review of the history of the idea of an activity-increasing hypnotic induction procedure with eyes open and pedaling a bicycle ergometer, the features of active-alert hypnotic induction are summarized. Results of research conducted on healthy volunteers revealed the behavioral, experiential, physiological, and interactional characteristics of the induced altered state of consciousness (ASC), showing both similarities and differences between traditional and active-alert hypnosis. A short description of the application of the method is followed by two brief case studies. Read More

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October 2018
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Valencia Model of Waking Hypnosis: Background, Research, and Clinical Applications.

Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Oct;61(2):108-124

b University of Valencia , Valencia , Spain.

The goal of this article is to provide a comprehensive review of the historical background, methods, and clinical applications of the Valencia Model of Waking Hypnosis (VMWH). The active-alert-waking methods have been developed and used since the 19th century as an alternative when the suggestions for relaxation and drowsiness were not helpful for specific cases, or when the person needed to use hypnotic suggestions in situations that required them to be alert and with their eyes open (i.e. Read More

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October 2018

Alert Hypnosis With Tai Chi Movement for Trauma Resolution.

Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Oct;61(2):173-184

b University of Minnesota , Minneapolis , Minnesota, USA.

Alert hypnosis has a growing body of evidence to support its use in resolving trauma symptoms. There is also research to support the use of tai chi in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Integrating alert hypnosis with tai chi movements offers the potential to further the benefits of both approaches. Read More

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October 2018

Alert, Eyes-Open Sport Hypnosis.

Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Oct;61(2):159-172

a Örebro University , Sweden.

Sport hypnosis (SH) is a form of alert hypnosis defined by mental training procedures based on three techniques in combination: eyes-open hypnosis, traditional eyes-closed hypnosis, and self-hypnosis. The self-hypnotic state is operationally defined as the imagined "inner mental room" (IMR). The main purpose of SH is to produce the sport hypnotic state (SHS), or the flow state, a form of alert hypnosis. Read More

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October 2018
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Utilizing the Hypnotic Concomitants of Education: Suggestions to Enhance Teaching and Learning.

Authors:
John C Mohl

Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Oct;61(2):185-197

a Bucks County Community College , Newtown , Pennsylvania , USA.

Clinical hypnosis for improving learning has been advocated by scholars dating back to the late 19 century. Empirical research seeking to validate its use has been supported particularly for real life applications, though less so in laboratory memory experiments. Suggestions for the use of waking/alert hypnosis suggestion for both highly suggestible students who experience more advanced and compelling phenomena associated with hypnosis, and students in general are offered. Read More

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October 2018

Looking at Alert, Conversational Hypnosis.

Am J Clin Hypn 2018 10;61(2):85-87

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October 2018
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Conversational Hypnosis: Conceptual and Technical Differences Relative to Traditional Hypnosis.

Authors:
Dan Short

Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Oct;61(2):125-139

a Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences , Tempe , Arizona , USA.

This article provides an overview of conversational hypnosis (CH) as distinct from traditional forms. The article includes a history of Ericksonian hypnosis followed by a conceptual model and operational definitions for CH. The analysis is built on three levels of comparison and contrast. Read More

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October 2018

Learning Clinical Hypnosis Wide Awake: Can We Teach Hypnosis Hypnotically?

Am J Clin Hypn 2018 Oct;61(2):140-158

d Augusta Psychological Associates , Fishersville , Virginia , USA.

Conversational hypnosis has been promoted as both more congruent with mechanisms of psychobiological change and more feasibly integrated into clinical care than the more dominant, ritualistic, hierarchical, induction-based Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis. Further, it has been argued that, in teaching the legacy standard, clinical hypnosis training lacks pedagogical integrity. This article builds on these premises by piloting a mixed-methods approach to studying the pedagogy and participant evaluations of two professional education events that focused on conversational hypnosis. Read More

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October 2018
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Effectiveness of a Self-Care Toolkit for Surgical Breast Cancer Patients in a Military Treatment Facility.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Sep/Oct;24(9-10):916-925

3 Brooke Army Medical Center , Fort Sam Houston, TX.

Objective: To assess whether a self-care toolkit (SCT) provided to breast cancer patients undergoing surgery could mitigate distress and lessen symptoms associated with surgery.

Design: One hundred women with breast cancer, planning to undergo initial surgery, were randomly assigned to either one of two groups: treatment as usual (TAU; n = 49) or TAU with the addition of an SCT (n = 51). The SCT contained an MP3 player with audio-files of guided mind-body techniques (breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, and self-hypnosis) and acupressure antinausea wristbands. Read More

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October 2018

Advising Women Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer: A Narrative Review.

J Altern Complement Med 2018 Sep/Oct;24(9-10):902-909

1 The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine , Tucson, Arizona.

A majority of women undergoing conventional treatment for breast cancer also undertake complementary and integrative approaches. Practitioners knowledgeable about the evidence base behind common integrative approaches can help patients attain improved quality of life, and at times, improved survival. Evidence-based recommendations include the following: a plant-based diet for general health after diagnosis, and carbohydrate restriction for patients with estrogen receptor-positive postmenopausal breast cancer may be prudent. Read More

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October 2018
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Prevalence of Complementary Medicine Use in Patients With Cancer: A Turkish Comprehensive Cancer Center Experience.

J Glob Oncol 2018 Sep 18(4):1-6. Epub 2017 Apr 18.

Suayib Yalcin and Pervin Hurmuz, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey; and Lacey McQuinn and Aung Naing, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Purpose: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been popular among patients with cancer for several decades. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of CAM use and to identify the factors affecting CAM use in a large patient cohort seen at a comprehensive cancer center in Turkey.

Patients And Methods: An investigator-designed survey was completed by volunteer patients who visited the outpatient clinic in the medical oncology department. Read More

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September 2018

Ernst Trömner: beyond the reflex hammer.

Neurol Sci 2018 Sep 19. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Department of Neurology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden, Fetscherstraße 74, 01307, Dresden, Germany.

Ernst Trömner (1868-1930) was a German neurologist and psychiatrist at the St. Georg Hospital in Hamburg. As clinician and researcher, he contributed to our understanding of various fields within neurology including language and speech disorders, hypnosis and suggestion, sleep physiology and diseases, leukemia with nervous system involvement, gait disorders, metabolic myelopathy, Parkinson's disease, organic psychosis, and schizophrenia. Read More

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September 2018
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Feasibility of clinical hypnosis for transesophageal echocardiography in children and adolescents.

Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Sep 19:1474515118803513. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

1 Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology Department, CHU Montpellier, France.

Background: The use of hypnosis in children has been described more than two centuries ago, with a more recent research and clinical application. There is currently a good level of evidence for the efficacy of clinical hypnosis in children for minor surgery, medical procedures or pain management. The use of clinical hypnosis, in paediatric cardiology, for invasive procedures such as transesophageal echocardiography, has not been reported. Read More

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September 2018

Effects of Self-Conditioning Techniques (Self-Hypnosis) in Promoting Weight Loss in Patients with Severe Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2018 Sep;26(9):1422-1429

Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

Objective: The usefulness of the rapid-induction techniques of hypnosis as an adjunctive weight-loss treatment has not been defined. This randomized controlled trial evaluated whether self-conditioning techniques (self-hypnosis) added to lifestyle interventions contributed to weight loss (primary outcome), changes in metabolic and inflammatory variables, and quality of life (QoL) improvement (secondary outcomes) in severe obesity.

Methods: Individuals (with BMI = 35-50 kg/m ) without organic or psychiatric comorbidity were randomly assigned to the intervention (n = 60) or control arm (n = 60). Read More

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September 2018
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Characteristics and Outcomes of Ptyalism Gravidarum.

Isr Med Assoc J 2018 Sep;20(9):573-575

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.

Background: Ptyalism gravidarum (PG) is a condition of hypersalivation that affects pregnant women early in gestation. Symptoms include massive saliva volumes (up to 2 liters per day), swollen salivary glands, sleep deprivation, significant emotional distress, and social difficulties.

Objectives: To examine maternal and fetal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of patients with PG. Read More

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September 2018
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Investigation of the Effect of Hypnotic Anesthesia on Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV).

Anesth Pain Med 2018 Jun 9;8(3):e67859. Epub 2018 Jun 9.

Surgical Oncology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Background: Hypnosis is a psychological method used for treatment of different types of disorders and illnesses. This technique is also used in surgical interventions. Many studies proved the efficacy of hypnosis in medical treatment. Read More

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Guided Imagery for Pain Management in Postoperative Orthopedic Patients: An Integrative Literature Review.

J Holist Nurs 2017 Dec 23;35(4):342-351. Epub 2016 Oct 23.

Eastern Michigan University.

Background: Pain following orthopedic surgery can be intense due to the nature of the surgical procedure. Pain is a multilevel phenomenon that includes physiological and psychosocial components. Interventions that address body, mind, and spirit are needed to provide holistic management of pain. Read More

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December 2017
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Integrative Pediatrics: Successful Implementation of Integrative Medicine in a German Hospital Setting-Concept and Realization.

Children (Basel) 2018 Sep 4;5(9). Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, Kliniken Essen-Mitte, Faculty of Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Am Deimelsberg 34a, 45276 Essen, Germany.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has not been systematically institutionalized in pediatric hospital care in Germany so far. For the responsible implementation and systematic evaluation of CAM in pediatric care, a model project was initialized in three different pediatric hospitals in Germany, one of them being the "Kinderkrankenhaus St. Marien" in Landshut, Germany. Read More

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September 2018
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Effects of relaxing therapies on patient's pain during percutaneous interventional radiology procedures.

Ann Palliat Med 2018 Oct 20;7(4):455-462. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Department of Interventional Radiology, Centre de Lutte contre le Cancer Antoine Lacassagne, Nice, France.

Background: Interventional radiology procedures in cancer patients cause stress and anxiety. Our objective was to relate our experience in the use of sophrology techniques during interventional radiology procedures and evaluate the effects on patient's pain and anxiety.

Methods: We present a prospective observational study on 60 consecutive patients who underwent interventional radiology procedures in a context of oncologic management from September 2017 to March 2018. Read More

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October 2018

Midazolam is effective to reduce cortical network activity in organotypic cultures during severe cholinergic overstimulation with soman.

Toxicol Lett 2018 Nov 27;297:19-23. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Experimental Anesthesiology Section, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Eberhard-Karls-University, Waldhoernlestrasse 22, 72072 Tuebingen, Germany. Electronic address:

Intoxication with organophosphorus compounds can result in life-threatening organ dysfunction and refractory seizures. Sedation or hypnosis is essential to facilitate mechanical ventilation and control seizure activity. The range of indications for midazolam includes both hypnosis and seizure control. Read More

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November 2018
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Pharmacological Evaluation of L. and L., Medicinal Plants Used to Treat Anxiety and Insomnia in Colombian Caribbean Coast.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2018 7;2018:5921514. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Biological Evaluation of Promising Substances Group, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Cartagena, Cartagena 130015, Colombia.

Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent, chronic, and disabling conditions that impose enormous health and economic costs both on individuals and on society. Medicinal plants are an invaluable source of bioactive metabolites that can be useful as new pharmacological treatment. Teas from and are employed by Colombian populations to treat stress and insomnia. Read More

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August 2018
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