Breast Cancer: Published Study Shows Hypnosis Can Control Fatigue

By:  Traci Patterson, CH, CI – Owner, Advanced Pathways Hypnosis

Hypnosis can be used to control fatigue from radiotherapy for breast cancer according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. People living with cancer and other diseases have been learning hypnosis at Advanced Pathways Hypnosis with Traci Patterson. Hypnosis is an evidence-based intervention to control fatigue in people undergoing radiotherapy for cancer.

Medical Hypnosis is noninvasive, has no adverse effects, and its beneficial effects persist long after the last intervention session. If you are living with cancer, an autoimmune disease, chronic pain or other illness, you too can learn hypnosis and create lasting benefits.

Randomized Controlled Trial of a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy plus Hypnosis Intervention to Control Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer

Results: The CBTH group had significantly lower levels of fatigue (FACIT) at the end of radiotherapy (z, 6.73; P < .001), 4-week follow-up (z, 6.98; P < .001), and 6-month follow-up (z, 7.99; P < .001) assessments. Fatigue VAS scores were significantly lower in the CBTH group at the end of treatment (z, 5.81; P < .001) and at the 6-month follow-up (z, 4.56; P < .001), but not at the 4-week follow-up (P < .07). Muscle Weakness VAS scores were significantly lower in the CBTH group at the end of treatment (z, 9.30; P < .001) and at the 6-month follow-up (z, 3.10; P < .02), but not at the 4-week follow-up (P < .13).

Conclusion: The results support CBTH as an evidence-based intervention to control fatigue in patients undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. CBTH is noninvasive, has no adverse effects, and its beneficial effects persist long after the last intervention session. CBTH seems to be a candidate for future dissemination and implementation.

Here is a link if you would like to read the entire article: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Plus Hypnosis Intervention to Control Fatigue in Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer

Advanced Pathways Hypnosis offers a caring environment, compassion, and excellent resources for noninvasive treatment options.  If you or a loved one is dealing with cancer please contact us to see how we can assist you to increase your energy, decrease pain, and more… all while working in conjunction with your current physicians.

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