Hypnosis and Fertility
Mind/Body techniques such as hypnosis have been proven to enhance fertility. Most research to date has focused on using hypnosis to reduce stress. Hypnosis addresses this and other important emotional phenomena that we believe can improve conception.
Israeli professor Eliahu Levitas’s team from Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, found that hypnosis can double the success of IVF treatment. Levitas’s study of 185 women found that 28% of women in the group who were hypnotized became pregnant, compared with 14% of those who were not.
Dr. Gayle Peterson uses a technique called Body-Centered Hypnosis. Dr. Peterson has found that high anxiety states must be reduced in order to normalize pregnancy and birth. She cites several research studies that suggest a positive link between fertility and treatments based on hypnosis. She is a pioneer in the field of mind/body states and their effects on fertility, pregnancy and birthing. Click here to To read more about Dr. Peterson and her work, Click here.
Dr David B Cheek OB/Gyn was a pioneer. He used hypnosis in many aspects of his practice. His explorations yielded a great deal of insight into the relationship between a woman’s life experiences and her reproductive health. There is much valuable information in his book Mind Body Therapy co-authored with Dr Ernest L Rossi another brilliant theorist at the mind/body frontier.
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