Uses of Hypnotherapy to Treat a Medical Condition Essay

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Uses of Hypnotherapy to treat a medical condition

Introduction
The purpose of this essay is to describe and explain the uses of hypnotherapy in the treatment of a medical condition. For this essay I have chosen to look at a chronic life limiting illness called Motor Neurone Disease. This is a disease that can affect many different aspects of a person’s life and is very aggressive in its symptoms. I have met quite a few people with this condition whilst working in the Neurophysiology department at the QMC, where all the nerve and muscles studies and EMG’s are performed. It not only changes the person’s life but also the lives of the people around them. I found this research both upsetting and informative.
MND is a progressive
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MND does not affect the person’s ability to see, smell, taste or hear either and most people will maintain control of their eye muscles and bladder. Eventually all muscles under voluntary control will be affected and the person will lose their strength and their ability to move their arms and legs. The main cause of death however is when the muscles in the diaphragm and chest wall fail and the person then needs ventilator support this will eventually lead to respiratory failure.
Once diagnosed with this disease the person will probably read the literature and look on the internet for information and with such a bleak diagnosis could quite easily fall into despair and feel like giving up, this is why support is so important to try and make them see the importance of quality of life whilst they are still able to function correctly and to be able to make the most of what time there is left rather than sink into depression. The financial aspects of this disease are greater, especially if you are the main wage earner as mobility becomes a problem and driving is no longer

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