Homepage » Health Condition Videos » Hypnotherapy and the virtual gastric band

Hypnotherapy And The Virtual Gastric Band

The video is intended for healthcare professionals only. If you are a patient please return to the Streaming Well homepage

What is complementary and alternative medicine ?

It is the use of non-medical methods in the healthcare process. These include the use of supplements, mind-body techniques, energy techniques and manipulation techniques.

What supplements are used in complementary and alternative medicine ?

One major area of Complementary and alternative medicine is the use of natural and other supplements. These can include a full range of vitamin supplements, oil supplements such as Omega-3 and plant sterols as well as herbal supplements such as gingko and ginseng that are made from the roots of different plants.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a form of Complementary and alternative medicine that involves treating patients who are in hypnosis. When in a hypnotic state, patients display unusual characteristics, most notable hyper-suggestibility. A hypnotherapist uses direct suggestion to alter a patient’s behaviour, remove symptoms such as pain or instill an aversion to harmful behaviours, or products, such as alcohol or drugs.

What is virtual gastric-band surgery?

Virtual Gastric Band Surgery uses clinical hypnotherapy to convince your mind that you have had a gastric band fitted. This leads to you feeling full far more quickly when eating just like having had the real procedure.

How does virtual gastric-band surgery actually happen?

First, it’s important to emphasise that there is no deception. The patient knows that the technique involves hypnotherapy. The patient is admitted to hospital and experiences most of the process of normal gastric band surgery except there’s no surgical procedure. When they get to the operating theatre they are hypnotized and told that they’ve had a gastric band fitted. They are exposed to the sights, sounds and smells of an operating theatre, which helps convince the mind that the procedure has taken place. After the virtual surgery, patients receive follow-up care as if they’ve received a gastric band.

Does virtual gastric-band surgery work?

Evidence suggests that the technique does work. The suggestion that a gastric band has been fitted makes the patient feel full after less food than before. Patients eat less and can lose large amounts of weight by having virtual gastric-band surgery.

What are the advantages of virtual-gastric band surgery?

Any type of invasive surgery using anesthetic has risks. The virtual technique eliminates all of the risks associated with surgical procedures. This is especially important for high-risk patients, and those with history of heart problems or with blood clotting issues. On the downside, the technique is not cheap as it still requires use of an operating theatre and all of the equipment.


Most recent videos

Complementary And Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative medicine is a growing part of the healthcare spectrum. In this video we look at CAM techniques.

What GPs Should Know About Complementary And Alternative Medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine is as much a mystery to many GPs as it is to patients. It shouldn—t be. Watch our video.

The Risks Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine

Complementary and alternative medicine like any medical procedure has risks. In this video we discuss complementary and alternative medicine treatments and risks.

Hypnotherapy And The Virtual Gastric Band

Hypnotherapy is a Complimentary and alternative medicine treatment that uses hypnosis and the power of direct suggestion to alter behaviour or remove symptoms. Watch our video.

The content you are about to see is strictly reserved for healthcare professionals. If you are a patient please click back to Streaming Well

I confirm that I am a healthcare professional

Yes No
Kings Point Indoor Tennis 143 Steamboat Rd Great Neck, NY (516) 466-0333 1 PLAYER 1h/$80 5/$350 10/$675
The recommended propecia generic dosage is one 1 mg tablet daily. 'Propecia' may be taken with or propecia cost without food. There is no evidence that an increase in abortion pill misoprostol dosage will result in increased efficacy.