people often abuse food to suppress boredom, anxiety, sadness, anger or other unwanted emotions. In integrative medicine, we use hypnosis, acupuncture and whole food supplements to address almost any issues, as needed. And while there may be more than one factor involved with cravings, when emotionally based eating issues come to the fore, we choose hypnosis to curb overeating.
In a recent study, 20 women between the ages of 22 and 42, all with BMI (Body Mass Index) higher than 27, were divided into 2 groups. The group of women who followed a regimen of a 2,000 calorie-per-day diet, regular exercise and weekly ear acupuncture treatments lost on average more than twice as much weight as those who only dieted and exercised, even when they did not comply exactly with the treatment plan.
When hypnosis is added to acupuncture therapy, change can begin to accelerate even more rapidly.