In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom talks with Dr. Jeff Lazarus about medical hypnosis and how he uses it to successfully treat a wide variety of conditions from headaches and irritable bowel syndrome, to Tourette's syndrome and chronic pain. He explains what medical hypnosis is, and the technique he uses with patients to help them train their minds so they can get better. He shares several moving examples that demonstrate the effectiveness of medical hypnosis. For more information, visit his website at: www.JeffLazarusMD.com
Jeffrey Lazarus, MD, FAAP, is a Stanford-trained, board-certified pediatrician. He is an expert in the practical use of medical hypnosis for the treatment of headaches, nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), gastrointestinal conditions, and tics (with and without Tourette syndrome), performance anxiety, and chronic pain. He has published articles and chapters on these topics and is the creator of Keeping the Bed Dry®, a comprehensive home video program that incorporates medical hypnosis to help children and adolescents with bedwetting. He has also created Controlling Your Gut Feelings®,” a home video program that incorporates medical hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy strategies, and motivational interviewing techniques for patients with irritable bowel syndrome, functional abdominal pain.