Healing from Within: Using Hypnosis to Accelerate Your Body's Natural Healing Processes

A new way of thinking about health has emerged, where it is realized that we actually play a major role in our own well-being - mentally and physically.

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Science is confirming more and more that the mind is actually a fabulous natural healing tool, (as evidenced by our scientific research page in Articles, outlining hundreds of documented studies)

It is designed to keep you healthy and help you overcome occasional illnesses which may afflict the body.

It is more and more evident with today's research that the everyday thoughts we think, and the emotions we feel, have a huge influence over our body's general state of wellbeing.

Research has now shown stress to be a major cause of illness. Here are just a few examples among the many hundreds, both past and present:

Doctors such as Dr. Carl Simonton have had remarkable results with cancer patients through his use of guided visualization, relaxation and instilling a firm belief within the minds of his patients that they would get well.

His first two AIDS patients in the early 1980's actually got well, as they were not pre-conditioned to the belief that AIDS was terminal (this quickly changed once the virus hit the newspapers).

Other groundbreaking doctors such as Dr Herbert Benson have shown the amazing effects of relaxation on the body, and Norman Cousins wrote how he overcame a life-threatening disease with the help of laughter - which it turns out, releases healing encephalins into the bloodstream.

Then there was Emile Coue, who was a famous pharmacist who was responsible for thousands of remarkable documented healings at the beginning of the 20th century - simply by instilling a powerful belief within his patients, and getting them to recite a powerful affirmation.


With the explosion of alternative medicine, it's even quite common for meditation to be offered in hospitals, which was rarely offered 40 years ago (and I myself taught meditation and visualization in hospitals many years ago).

The importance of maintaining a healthy mind and body is now replacing the old way of thinking "health is decided by mere luck".

  Power of the mind

Your Inner 24/7 Healing Mechanism - Your Immune System

Your body was designed to be healthy, as it has an enormous amount of natural self-healing mechanisms designed to keep you well - though stress can at times put this system out of balance.

Your powerful immune system contains almost every chemical you will find in a drug store or pharmacy, and when given the correct instructions, will release the correct chemical (in the correct dose) into the bloodstream to attain its goal of perfect health.

For instance, the most powerful painkiller used in hospitals - morphine, is naturally created within the body - and often used by the body's immune system to reduce or completely numb all pain.

Your immune system also contains the powerful cancer-killing 'T cell', which is purely designed to kill cancer cells and other foreign cells within the body.

Your body, all its functions and your immune system are controlled and co-ordinated by your subconscious mind, and so your mind is basically the source of your own wellbeing, assuming that your diet is relatively healthy.

Your subconscious controls the functioning of all your vital organs and processes, such as keeping your heart pumping, your breathing regular, your circulation constant, and your cells regenerating.

For 40 years scientific research has shown that stressful thoughts can make us ill, and that relaxation - which boosts the functioning of our immune system - can also help us to get well.

Mind Body Healing

Examples of the Mind in Healing

The mind and body are interconnected, and there are many ways in which the mind can help the body to heal. Here are some examples..

• Placebo Effect
- In a study, Parkinson’s patients who were given fake surgery or fake drug treatments produced a powerful healing chemical in quantities similar to those who receive genuine medical treatment.

And a person told they are being touched by a red-hot object - under hypnosis, will often produce a burn blister, despite the object actually being room temperature.

It is a phenomenon where a person's belief in the effectiveness of a treatment can actually cause a real improvement in their symptoms, even if the treatment itself has no real therapeutic value. This shows how the mind can influence the body's rejuvenation process.

• Positive Thinking
- Positive thinking and visualization techniques can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can in turn boost the immune system and promote accelerated recovery. This is particularly useful for chronic conditions such as arthritis or chronic pain.

• Mindfulness and Meditation
- Mindfulness and meditation can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can improve overall physical health. Studies have shown that meditation can lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and improve sleep, all of which can help the body to heal.

• Hypnosis
- Hypnosis can be used to help manage pain, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation, all of which can help the body to heal more effectively.

• Biofeedback
- Biofeedback is a technique where a person learns to control their physiological responses, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension, using feedback from monitoring devices. This can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can promote wellbeing.

• A person told they are being touched by a red-hot object - under hypnosis, will often produce a burn blister, despite the object actually being room temperature.

The good news is that there is growing clinical evidence that releasing stress from your mind and body, increases the functioning of the immune system. This can be highly beneficial in regard to many conditions, particularly those where there is no treatment and the immune system is the first line of defense.

Major areas that have shown improvement in tests include pain, skin disease, diabetes, breast cancer, arthritis, headaches and severe burns, among many, many others.

There is growing scientific evidence that most areas of our health can be improved using these powerful, natural methods.

Relaxation, in the form of meditation or hypnosis, has shown to have enormous benefits to the body.


Mental techniques such as relaxation, meditation, visualization, hypnosis and affirmations have shown to boost the body's immune system and accelerate the natural healing process.

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Stress inhibits the body's natural immune system, while relaxation strengthens it, and accelerates the healing processes within the body.

Relaxing activities - even just taking a bath, walking amongst nature, and deep breathing can help to bring a response from our immune system.

How Stress Affects Our Body's Immune System

Stress is a part of everyday life, and it can come in many forms. Whether it’s work-related, financial, or personal, stress can have a significant impact on our physical and mental health. One of the ways that stress affects the body is by weakening the immune system, which can leave us more susceptible to infections and illnesses.

The immune system is responsible for protecting the body against harmful invaders such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

When it is functioning properly, it can identify and destroy these invaders before they can cause harm.  However, when it is weakened through stress, it becomes less effective at fighting off these invaders, leaving us more vulnerable to infections and illnesses.

Stress can have a significant impact by weakening its ability to function properly.

When this happens, the body releases stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, which can have a negative impact by reducing the number of white blood cells in the body.

As we know, white blood cells are responsible for fighting off infections and illnesses, so when their numbers are reduced, we become more more vulnerable to these invaders.

All good cases for remaining relaxed - and another, as stress can also cause inflammation in the body, which can further weaken the immune system, and lead to a variety of health problems, including autoimmune disorders and heart disease.

Relaxation Strengthens Immune Function

This is one of the most powerful reasons behind deep relaxation - which as we know, usually involves focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity to achieve a state of calmness and mental clarity.

Research has shown that regular relaxation can reduce stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, and improve immune function, antibodies in the blood, and a constantly widening range of other improvements, as new studies continue to come out. But to repeat it once more...

A study by the University of California, showed that those who practiced meditation had higher levels of antibodies in their blood, which are a key component of the immune system.

But most relaxation techniques - such as meditation, hypnosis, yoga and deep breathing - have a significant impact on the immune system by reducing stress levels and improving overall health and well-being.

This is why regularly using any of the various forms of mental relaxation techniques - such as meditation, mindfulness, theta-level soundtracks, breathing exercises and relaxation recordings - can all be very helpful for bringing down stress levels and assisting with the body's natural healing response.


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Of course, for simple health maintenance, there are also the slower and longer-term methods, such as:

• Eat a healthy and balanced diet
- A healthy and balanced diet should include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of salt and saturated fat.

• Exercise regularly
- Regular exercise can help to maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, and improve overall physical and mental health. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.

• Sleep
- Getting enough sleep is essential for overall health and well-being. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

• Manage stress
- Engage in activities that help you to manage stress, such as exercise, meditation, or spending time in nature.

• Stay hydrated
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day to help maintain proper bodily functions.

• Practice good hygiene
- Good hygiene practices, such as washing your hands regularly, can help to prevent the spread of illness.

• Get regular check-ups
- Regular check-ups with your healthcare provider can help to identify and prevent problems before they become more serious.

• Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption
- Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can have negative effects on both physical and mental health. Avoid smoking altogether and limit alcohol consumption to moderate amounts.

But for healing responses, I certainly recommend looking at the mental side of healing, as well.