How can hypnosis help against diabetes?
The number one hypnotic intervention to aid in fighting diabetes is through stress relief.
When stress levels in the body increase, so do blood sugar levels. As blood sugar levels rise in a "fight or flight" reaction of the sympathetic nervous system, insulin is then released by the pancreas in an effort to stabilize blood sugar.
This insulin reaction promotes a craving for food. Often, this type of desire to eat contains not only physiological, but emotional compulsions to eat irrationally, which leads to weight gain.
Stopping this cycle by managing stress with hypnosis is a key component in helping assuage the damaging effects of diabetes.
The second most helpful way hypnosis can help a person avoid or relieve diabetes is by improving sleep. Studies have shown that people who experience less than 6 hours of sleep per night produce up to 40% more insulin! In addition, the lack of sleep causes stress in itself, leading to more inappropriate eating.
Hypnosis is a powerful way to change eating behaviors and motivate physical activity. Accessing the subconscious mind to create permanent changes in the way a person feels and thinks results in improved well being.
Another hypnotic approach that is helping many diabetics is through pain control. Hypnosis provides a safe, drug-free and easy method that most anyone can learn to manage pain. Be sure to consult with your physician before adjusting any of your current medications.