Hypnosis when taking medication?
Hypnosis when taking medication
Many wonder - I’m currently on medication, are there any contraindications with hypnosis? In most cases, hypnosis can be performed without hesitation despite taking medication. However, this can not be said in general, a few pieces of information are important.
What medications are you taking?
How long have you been taking them?
In what dosage are you taking them?
How do you react to the medication? Are there any side effects?
This is what you can consider with hypnosis and medication
If you have only recently started taking medication, it may be that problems and side effects still occur then, as your body first has to get used to the drug. In this case, you should ask your doctor for advice on whether hypnosis is then useful. If your body has been accustomed to the drug for weeks, experience has shown that there should be even fewer obstacles to hypnosis. However, even after taking the drug for a long time, there may still be difficulties. For example, there are psychotropic drugs that prevent access to one's own feelings on an emergency basis. This is the case with severe mental disorders and acute symptoms and this can make working with hypnosis difficult. Hypnosis does not automatically become impossible, but it can be made more difficult. There could also be problems with medications that lower blood pressure or affect the circulatory system. It is known that bodily functions such as breathing, blood pressure and pulse become slower or lower, respectively, in the hypnotic trance. So, for example, if you are one of those who have very low blood pressure, talk to us during your hypnosis appointment. There are certain points that an experienced hypnotherapist will then pay attention to. Hypnosis has an appropriate mode of action for high blood pressure. Hypnosis lowers high blood pressure in a natural way.
Specify medications in the medical history
So if you take medication regularly, you can still go to hypnosis. The only important thing is that you carefully specify them in the medical history and, if necessary, talk to your doctor about it. Please do not be afraid or falsely shy to try hypnosis. You will otherwise miss a great opportunity, also keep in mind that each person reacts individually to medication and also to hypnosis. For example, some people need a very high dose of anesthetic at the dentist, while others need very little. In principle, it is possible that taking medication will preclude hypnosis, but this happens only in the rarest of cases. It is important that you never stop taking your medication without first discussing it with your doctor - even for hypnosis. No professional hypnotist would support this or even urge you to do so. In this case, only absolute transparency and consultation with the professionals will help.
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