Hypnotherapy

The hypnotic state is one of relaxation and increased alpha and theta brain wave activity which allows for the opportunity to control the autonomic nervous system and to make changes in thinking and behavior. Properly applied, hypnosis can be used for a variety of conditions including the reduction of stress, pain, and anxiety, in lowering blood pressure, slowing the heart rate, producing analgesia during surgery, supporting the immune system, and treating sleep disorders and depression.

For more information contact: The Center for Mindbody Studies, 5225 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Suite 414, Washington, D.C. 20015, 202-9667338; Mind-Body Clinic, New Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 185 Pilgrim Road, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02215, 617-632-9530; Stress Reduction and Relaxation Program, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 55 Lake Avenue, North, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, 508-856-2656; The Center for Applied Psy-chophysiology, Menninger Clinic, P.O. Box 829, Topeka, Kansas 66601, 913-273-7500 ext. 5375; The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning, 3100 North Hillside Avenue, Wichita, Kansas, 67219, 316-682-3100.

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, P.O. Box 4437, Stanford, California 94305, 415-327-2066; Maharishi International University, 1000 North 4th Street, Fairfield, Iowa 52556, 515-472-5031; Himalayan Institute of Yoga, Science and Philosophy, RRI, Box 400, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, 800-822-4547; International Association of Yoga Therapists, 109 Hillside Avenue, Mill Valley, California 94941, 415-383-4587.

Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 304, Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033, 303-4228436; Center for Applied Psychophysiology, Menninger Clinic, P.O. Box 829, Topeka, Kansas 66601, 913-273-7500 ext. 5375; Tools for Exploration, 4460 Redwood Highway, Suite 2, San Rafael, California 94903, 415-499-9050.

The Academy for Guided Imagery, P.O. Box 2070, Mill Valley, California 94942, 800-7262070; Exceptional Cancer Patients, 1302 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, 203-8658392; Simonton Cancer Center, P.O. Box 890, Pacific Palisades, California 90272, 310-4594434. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 2200 East Devon Avenue, Suite 291, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, 708-297-3317; International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, 4110 Edgeland, Suite 800, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, 313-549-5594; National Society of Hypnotherapists, 2175 North West 86th, Suite 6A, Des Moines, Iowa 50325, 515-270-2280.

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SECTION III

Health Conditions

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Common health conditions are listed alphabetically with explanations regarding the nature of the condition and treatments that have been used by physicians in a clinical setting as well as research findings that have been shown to be efficacious. This section is designed to be a guide for individuals in finding the appropriate treatment or adjunct treatment for a particular health condition. The information here is not meant to be a substitute for the advice and care of a professional practitioner.

The foods listed contain nutrients that can be beneficial for the health condition under discussion. For a list of foods containing specific nutrients, see Section IV. For a complete nutrient breakdown of single foods, see the food composition chart in Section V. Health food stores and pharmacies that carry homeopathic remedies have literature that explains in detail the various symptoms for a particular remedy. William Boer-icke's Materia Medica Repertory is extensive and available in paperback. Combination formulas for common diseases are also available. For more complex situations, it is advisable to consult a homeopath to assure that the appropriate remedy is selected and the desired response results.

The amounts given of a treatment represent those that researchers have found to be effective in some people, but are not necessarily reflective of everyone's needs. The amounts are not prescrip tive. If you are using a pharmaceutical drug or are pregnant, consult your physician before taking a nutrient supplement or herbal remedy as there may be contraindications. For more information on a specific type of therapy, see Section II.

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