Hypnotherapy vs. Medication – Five Reasons Why Hypnotherapy is Safer
In this day and age, there are a lot of things that you can do to alleviate problems, both
psychological and emotional. Two of the most common ways to do so is to use medication such as
painkillers and anti-depressants. Interestingly, people are using them gradually less nowadays. It
seems that hypnotherapy might just be a safer alternative. Here are five reasons why.
One of the biggest reasons why people are using less medication (prescribed by their psychiatrists)
is because their effectiveness drops, addiction problems arise, side effects surface or their bodies are
unable to tolerate any more of the medication (accidental overdosing).
1 - Nothing Goes into your Body -
One of the biggest reasons why hypnotherapy is considered safer than medication that Psychiatrists
prescribe is because nothing really goes into your body. If nothing goes into your body, it cannot
react with any part of your body, get stuck, cause unwanted reactions or cause various parts of your
body to change internally (for example, the widening of blood vessels).
2 - Side Effects -
When medication is prescribed by psychiatrists, they primarily use your current mental condition to
evaluate what medication you will be given. Such medication could be potentially harmful for you
as there may be unknown side-effects. However, because nothing physical goes into your body
(with hypnotherapy), there are no chances of any side effects.
3 - Hypnotherapy does not Cause Unwanted Side Reactions-
Due to the fact that hypnotherapy affects your mind, and is not a physical solution, there will be no
contradictions with any current medications that you may be on. You can take any cholesterol-
lowering drugs and continue with hypnotherapy without fearing about side reactions.
4 - Hypnotherapy is not addictive -
Anti-depressants and painkillers become very addictive in the long run. Whenever pain comes back,
most people take the pills again. This not only reduces their effectiveness, it also makes the person
dependant on the pill. A publication was even made in the New York Times (May 31 st 2011) that
told the story of a battle that one woman had with her addiction with painkillers.
Hypnotherapy is not an addictive treatment. Furthermore, its effects become more powerful
overtime; reducing the chances of needing it again.
5 - No Overdosing - Your body has a certain tolerance for every chemical. When the amount of a
chemical in your body crosses a threshold, it starts to produce negative effects within the body.
Because hypnotherapy is not addictive or is not a chemical, there is no chance that you can
overdose on it. All you can do is utilize more of your own time.Hypnotherapy has proved itself,
using science, to be a safer alternative to the medication that your psychiatrist may prescribe.
Written by Arthur Marx at the Sydney Results Clinic. Providing counseling, Hypnosis
& Weight Loss Hypnosis, specializing in behavioural change, psychological health and emotional