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Hypnotherapy for Allergies


Hypnotherapy is a powerful technique that can deliver suggestions to the subconscious mind, enabling the body to respond to encountered allergens more helpfully thus reducing the reactions severity. Please read on for more information.

What are Allergies?

The term ‘allergy’ may be used to describe the reaction produced by the body when it encounters something foreign. When an allergic reaction occurs, the body responds by producing antibodies and/or releasing specific chemicals called histamines. When released into the system, these histamines trigger an inflammatory response otherwise known as an allergic reaction. Common allergens include certain drugs, dusts, moulds, insect bites, plants and foods.

How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy is therapeutic technique used to safely access the powers of the subconscious mind. It acts to put an individual into a sleep-like state in which the person acts only on external suggestion. It may be used to incite different patterns of thought and behavior, and may be used by an external practitioner or self-administered with the use of pre-recorded sessions.

How Can Hypnotherapy Help With Allergies?

Whilst hypnosis doesn’t claim to cure an allergy, it can help an individual manage and control their response to an allergen. It does so by:

  • Identifying and removing any negative behaviors and emotions associated with the allergic reaction;
  • Re-educating and strengthening the immune system;
  • Reducing stress levels that may trigger a release in histamine, thus causing an allergic response;
  • Reshaping existing memories of former allergic reactions, allowing for a positive, fresh perspective and response to any allergen;
  • Shaping the individual’s negative beliefs (regarding their allergies and allergic reactions) into more positive ones.

Scientific Research Backs Hypnotherapy for Allergies

Swiss studies in 2005 out of Basel University concluded that Hypnotherapy does in fact dramatically reduce symptoms of allergies, such as itchy eyes and a runny nose. Whilst all 66 participants in the study took anti-histamine medication during the experiment, their doses could be significantly reduced after only several sessions of hypnotherapy.

Whilst hypnosis is not an overnight cure for allergies, over time it can definitely reprogram your subconscious mind to experience less traumatic reactions to allergens.

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