Alternative Medicine Ebooks
Even if you already belong to a large professional organization like the American Psychological Association or American Medical Association, there may be other organizations that you can belong to. Examples of these organizations might include organizations consisting of alternative medicine or complementary medicine practitioners. Belonging to an organization such as these can empower Hypnotherapists as a whole. As you probably know by now, the public and most lawmakers are ill-informed about hypnosis. There are so many misconceptions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy that, from time to time, well meaning individuals may try and take the use and practice of hypnosis away from us. In some states there have been movements to make the practice of hypnosis and
If you are serious about your health and want to get the most out of self-hypnosis some knowledge of these techniques will be invaluable to you. Even if you are not primarily interested in your health as such, some very simple breathing techniques will make self hypnosis sessions much more effective. They will help you to calm down after all the hassle of the day and enable you to focus your mind on what you are trying to do. For this reason alone it is worth your considering them. (It also enables you to be more selective about some of the more esoteric, crackpot, not mention dangerous, methods of alternative medicine which are becoming more fashionable).
The following approach became a kind of temporary home remedy'' for my own mindlessness and distractibility. It provided just enough novelty to keep me from becoming bored, and just enough structure to enable my thought processes to subside by themselves. Other meditators report that the system also helps them ease into meditation.
Marihuana is also used to relieve anxiety. Its active ingredient, tetrahydro-cannabinol (THC), inhibits a second-messenger system and reduces cyclic adeno-sine monophosphate (cAMP). This action against cAMP resembles the effect of opioids, and opioids are by far the most effective drugs in dissolving anxiety. The receptors for THC are most concentrated in the basal ganglia, hippocampus, cerebellum, and cingulate cortex. And this particular pattern also resembles the distribution of several second-messenger systems. So, it would seem that, given this convergence of the data, the brain stands ready to prescribe at least two very basic home remedies to relieve its own anxieties. One inherent mechanism will reduce the functional activity of certain biogenic amine systems, as noted in the three examples listed above (see chapter 44). The other will reduce the activity within certain cAMP second-messenger systems12 (see chapter 48).
It is noteworthy that the authors are open-minded in their approach, and are willing to learn from all available techniques including old-style psychotherapies as well as new-style 'alternative medicine.' Hypnosis gives opportunities for creativity, and it is obvious that this makes for considerable satisfaction in both therapist and client.
Native American Healing
A lot of healing practices and spiritual ceremonials that are being practiced nowadays by healing practitioners and metaphysical groups have been acquired from traditions that initiated from assorted Native American tribes.