Role of hypnotherapy (self-hypnosis) for the prevention of coronary artery disease in special relation with tobacco smoking

Bhatt, Janardan (1999) Role of hypnotherapy (self-hypnosis) for the prevention of coronary artery disease in special relation with tobacco smoking. Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 12-16. ISSN ISSN 0972-4729

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Coronary Artery Disease is a multifactorial disease. Tobacco smoking is a major independent risk factor for C. A.D. Tobacco smoking is prevailed among male sex, type-A personality and stress prone persons which are risk factor for C.A.D. Tobacco smoking interact synergistically with hypertension diabetes dyslipidemia etc, which are potent risk factor for C.A.D. So the overall risk of C.A.D. is increased many fold. The benefit of stopping the smoking are many. This can be taught during education programme at every level of education. The self hypnosis is an efficient, safe and harmless method to help to stop smoking. It can be given in adjuvant to other method. The success rate is usually in the range of 0 to 80% (Our 24 to 48 % success rate). Well motivated person, with good supports of family members and friends, the success rate can be further increased upto 80% in long term follow-up. In animal models and human angiographic proved Atherosclerosis C.A.D. lesions may regress to normal if the underlying risk factors like tobacco smoking is identified and modified by some methods like self hypnosis. Thus stopping the smoking by self hypnosis leads to reduction in risk of C.A.D. and within one year of stopping the smoking the risk is reduce to equal to non smoker. Thus hypnotherapy can play significant role in prevention of Coronary Artery Disease

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Additional Information:Tobacco smoking is strongly associated with CAD.But motivated persons can stop by using self should not give hope that the smoking behavior can not modified. it can be favorably modified by self hypnotherapy.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tobacco smoking, Coronary artery disease, Risk factors, Stress test, Hypnotherapy, Behavior Modification
Subjects:Endocrine Diseases > Diabetes Mellitus
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular > Heart Function Tests
Psychological Phenomena and Processes > Psychophysiology
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Stress
Cardiovascular Diseases > Vascular Diseases > Hypertension
Cardiovascular Diseases > Vascular Diseases > Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities > Psychotherapy
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Myocardial Ischemia > Coronary Disease
Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior
-Journal Repositories > Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation > Quality of Health Care > Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms > Statistics > Probability > Risk > Risk Factors
ID Code:1971
Deposited By:Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical scieces Ahmedabad
Deposited On:11 January 2007

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