THE BODY - Physical Symptoms
PSYCHOSOMATIC PROBLEMS occur when the mind affects the body, causing physical symptoms. Many physical symptoms are caused by the mind, rather than by physical disease. These can include itching and skin problems, muscular aches, severe pain, and digestive problems such as vomiting and diarrhoea.
Hypnotherapy helps in two ways. Firstly, by treating the underlying emotional problem. Some clients do not feel emotionally disturbed, simply because their emotions have become transformed into physical symptoms.
Hypnotherapy also helps by directly changing the experience of symptoms, for instance by calming skin irritation. Also, the function of internal organs, such as the intestines, can be improved by direct and indirect suggestion.
Medical Examination by your GP is essential before beginning hypnotherapy, as he
needs to rule out physical causes of your symptoms. Once your doctor has confirmed
that your symptoms are psychosomatic, hypnotherapy treatment can begin.