Dr Tracie O’Keefe is one of the most highly qualified and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist, as well as being trained in Medical Hypnosis and Naturopath, practicing in Australia today, having worked with tens of thousands of patients, who has received worldwide recognition and praise for her research and development of clinical procedures.
Are you someone who has problems with chemical anesthetics?
Have you had memory loss after surgery?
Do you have psychotic reactions to chemical anesthetics?
Experience the physical side effects and complications of chemical anesthetics?
Did you know that hypnosis can be used to induce an anesthetic effect during surgery?
Medical hypnosis induced anesthesia has been recorded in modern times since the late 1800’s when the famous surgeon James Esdaile, in India recorded hundreds of operations performed in induced trance like states. Dr John Elliotson also explored hypnosis for surgical pain relief during surgery in Edinburgh. In fact, as surgical techniques progressed so did the use of hypnosis for anesthesia until a chemical general anesthetic became the common procedure.
Some people however have adverse reactions to chemical anesthetics. The suppression of breathing, even when on a ventilator during surgery, is reported to produce incidents of respiratory complications post-surgery that can lead to morbidity and mortality. In some cases it can lead to cardiac arrest.
Complications during epidurals can lead to spinal medical accidents that produce life-long paraplegia. You always sign a waiver before surgery but few surgeons go through the form with you to fully explain the risk of chemical anesthetics.
Medical hypnosis is a particular branch of hypnosis that takes in hormonal production, gastrointestinal modulation, immune function, control of blood pressure, heart rate and breathing, pain control, anesthesia and alteration of neurological function. Do not expect your doctor or surgeon to have any experience or knowledge of this field. I am happy to coordinate with your clinician to educate them and work with them during procedures.
Hypoesthesia and pain relief is often used in minor procedures and dental practice but has also been used in major surgery when chemical anesthetic is contraindicated, including abdominal, limb and heart surgery. Even if we do not use complete hypoesthesia the use of hypnosis can dramatically reduce the need for chemical anesthetic.
I have performed dental anesthesia, and experienced it myself, and provided hypoesthesia services for clinicians during surgical procedures, which I have also experienced myself.
There are two choices:
- You can be hypnotically trained to induce the anesthesia yourself in our clinic. This will also include post-surgical healing hypnosis.
- We can do some initial in clinic trainings and then I will attend the procedure and work with you. For more major surgeries we have a chemical anesthesiologist on stand-by if needed. I will also attend to your post-surgical hypnosis.
The good news is that research indicates that post-surgical healing and discharge from hospital is faster after hypoesthesia. The body recovery systems and wound healing seem to kick in more naturally.
To get help for medical and dental procedures and surgery using hypnosis for anesthesia, call my office now and we will work with you and your clinician 02 8021 6429.
DISCLAIMER: *Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to anyone else’s. The nature of therapy requires each person entering therapy to actively engage in the session and to carry out any additional recommendations outside the session, so results vary according to the individual.