Could Hypnosis Work for My Morning Sickness?

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 | Alternative Remedies Category | | Print This Article


Morning sickness is frustrating for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it’s often hard to treat. Many anti-nausea medications available on the shelf today haven’t been fully tested as to their safety in pregnant women. That’s why many women have turned to alternative therapies for morning sickness, such as hypnosis.

Now, it’s important to understand a little about what hypnosis is and isn’t. It’s not magic. It’s not a mind trick that makes you cluck like a chicken whenever you hear a bell. Hypnosis is used for a number of health concerns, including things like improving relaxation, stress reduction, and quitting smoking.

Hypnosis works on a specific part of your brain – the part that tends to trigger nausea. Hypnosis can “calm down” that part of the brain, reducing that morning sickness feeling. Good for more than just morning sickness, some people have used hypnosis to deal with nausea related to travel, or even nausea caused by cancer treatments.

There are several different methods for hypnosis that you might look into that can help with your morning sickness. One of the most popular options is audio hypnosis. These products come in an audio CD or an MP3 format. They rely on hypnosis to help reduce or even eliminate your morning sickness altogether.

Another option is to have a session with a hypnotherapist. Obviously, this is much more involved and time-consuming than the audio hypnosis method, but it’s worth checking into if you can’t seem to get relief from your morning sickness any other way.

There are a variety of other types of treatments for morning sickness you can use along with hypnosis. Acupressure, acupuncture, herbal anti-nausea supplements, and more are all out there. The trick is finding one that works for you.

Finally, if your morning sickness is persistent and/or severe, talk to your doctor. In some cases, severe morning sickness can pose a danger to you and your baby, and your doctor may want you to receive IV fluids until you’re able to keep things down on your own.

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