RSM Cautions about Choice of Hypnotherapist

Submitted by Ria Patel on Mon, 06/06/2011 - 08:16


Hypnotic treatment may prove out to be an effective tool in the hands of cash trapped NHS, as per a clan of medical experts. Following a deep review underlying the theory of running mainstream treatment and hypnotic treatment simultaneously, team from the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) had claimed that administrating hypnosis on patients, suffering from depression, pain and irritable bowel syndrome, can effectively cure the patients in addition to saving millions of NHS pounds, provided the hypnotist is trained and well qualified.

Even though a huge consensus is being seen favoring the recommendation made by the RSM, team had cautioned people to be selective about the medical hypnotic. In spite of having tangible benefits of hypnosis, treatment from any amateur or medically untrained might instill "false memories" in the minds of the patients, compounding the primary health problem of host patients.

Referring to a case in 2010, where a middle-aged man charged his neighbor of sexually abusing him at the age of 14, though later investigations proved that the hypnotherapist, who had treated him, had insufficient knowledge about the therapy and to the shock, had evoked this memory in the mind of the man, Jacky Owens, President of the RSM's hypnosis section, had made an appeal to the Government to conduct an independent review into the issue.