Psoriasis is an unpleasant skin condition which can make your life really miserable. Whether you have the commonest 'plaque' type or a less common form, you can be driven wild by itching, disabled by cracking and bleeding
commonest triggers is emotional stress. Paradoxically, this is good news
Not much is known about the exact causes - but one of the triggers is emotional stress
Hypnosis and Psoriasis
Soothe Psoriasis with Hypnosis
Psoriasis is an unpleasant skin condition which can make your life really miserable. Whether you have the commonest 'plaque' type or a less common form, you can be driven wild by itching, disabled by cracking and bleeding and kept awake by discomfort. So finding a good psoriasis treatment that works for you is pretty important.
Factors that affect psoriasis
Although the exact causes of psoriasis aren't yet fully understood, and no 'complete cure' has yet been discovered, a great deal is known about the process of the illness itself. For example, it's known that psoriasis doesn't randomly appear but requires a 'trigger' to activate it. Injury, infection and drug reactions are all known to be triggers. But one of the commonest triggers is emotional stress. Paradoxically, this is good news!
Why psoriasis responds well to hypnotic intervention
Conditions where emotional factors play a significant role are particularly amenable to hypnotic intervention. Why is this? Our emotional states may appear to arise autonomously, in a way that's outside our control. However, while it is true that emotional response is not a conscious behaviour, it has been clearly demonstrated that the nature, intensity and duration of such responses can be modified with hypnosis.
The power of hypnosis to bring about healing change
Furthermore, it has been conclusively shown that, where emotional states are modified, measurable physical consequences follow. Blood pressure can be raised or lowered. Healing can be sped up. Immune response can be strengthened. Pain can be reduced or eliminated.
Scientific research into hypnosis for psoriasis
Hypnotic intervention for psoriasis has been specifically investigated in a pilot study at the John Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore. (1) Five patients were given specific positive suggestions about their skin. Six were given neutral suggestions. All the patients showed some benefit, but those who were given hypnotic suggestions specifically directed at their psoriasis enjoyed much better healing.
Causes and treatment for acne and eczema are thought to similar in some circumstance and hypnotherapy is also an effective way to treat those conditions