Clinical Hypnosis for Symptom Management of Cancer Patients in Palliative Care
Afife Ayla Kabalak*, Aysegul Ceylan, Eymen Aslan, Leyla Bulut, Mehmet Simsek and Ulas Ozcan
Ankara Ulus State Hospital, Ankara, AltÄ±ndaÄ, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Afife Ayla Kabalak, M.D
Ankara Ulus State Hospital
Ankara, AltÄ±ndaÄ, Turkey
Tel: 90 532 5831038
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 13, 2014; Accepted date: August 08, 2014; Published date: August 18, 2014
Citation: Kabalak AA, Ceylan A, Aslan E, Bulut L, Simsek M, et al. (2014) Clinical Hypnosis for Symptom Management of Cancer Patients in Palliative Care. J Palliat Care Med 4:181. doi: 10.4172/2165-7386.1000181
Copyright: © 2014 Kabalak AA et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Clinical hypnosis is a science increasingly recognized for its therapeutic applications. Applied to the comprehensive treatment of cancer, clinical hypnosis offers unique possibilities due to its capacities for enhancing mind to body communication. Hypnotic therapy in cancer may be directed to many levels of its manifestations. Physical symptoms of cancer, the most common of which are pain and fatigue, and the physical effects of its treatment may be alleviated to enhance quality of life. Additionally hypnosis is useful in the management of the side effects of cancer treatments, major psychological problems and difficulty of compliance with medical treatment. In our article, we apply the results of hypnotherapy evaluated in three patients. We think an important contribution to use of hypnosis in cancer patients for palliative treatment.