It's so nice when you get the approval and head nods of scientific studies! A current UK study researched 17 patients with active ulcerative colitis. Afterwards, the bloodwork showed that blood levels of IL-6, a marker of inflamation in the body fell by 53 percent in the hypnosis group. Another group, in the same study...
listened to music and showed no substantial change.
Ulcerative colitis is is a disease that causes inflamation of the lining of the colon and rectum, is very painful and causes symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea.
The wonderful thing about hypnosis is that it works not only on Ulcerative colitis, but also is very effective on other "gut" and "bowel" issues such as irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers. From the stand point of hypnosis, the reason hypnosis works on physical illness is that the body and mind are connected.
Negative emotions that dont' get resovled become subconscious as well as the thoughts that support them, and after a while as new emotions that are similar in nature add to that "cup" of turmoil there is a straw that breaks the camels back. When that happens we see physical disease, problems, or conditions.
For some people once they have a build up of negative emotion, they may experience the symptoms of Ulcerative collitis and for others it may be migraines or something like asthma. Negative emotions held subconsciously are stressful to the body, but hypnosis can help you uncover these emotions and help you nuetralize them so they no longer cause problems.