Alternative medicine looks at ways to "care" for the person with the illness and all the systems from which they have come that may have resulted in the condition arising, metastasizing or re-occurring. Our focus is not body-centric, it is mind body and spirit-centric. As one of these modalities, hypnotherapy and especially hypnotherapy with imagery, is one of the most effective resources in alternative healthcare for cancer which is why the American Cancer Society has suggested hypnosis with imagery as one of the newest cancer protocols.
Hypnosis has been shown to reduce the severity of symptoms, shorten the length of treatments and lower the cost of care related to cancer and other catastrophic illness. Hhypnotherapeutic out of pocket costs have been shown to be much lower than insurance -pays for those who choose not to have hypnotherapy.
Cancer and catastrophic illness treatments can be viewed in several ways.
Western medicine focuses on disease. Traditional medicine looks at physical illness and aims at "curing" disease or treating symptoms. Even the most caring doctors spend more time figuring out what to do about the disease than with the person to whom the disease has attached itself.
Hypnotherapy looks at disease as the complete failure a complex series of physical, emotional and spiritual events that are breaking down within you, and we work to synchronize those events within the body systems to restore health.