In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom continues his discussion with Dr. Jeff Lazarus about medical hypnosis. Dr. Lazarus explains why chronic pain is the condition it is most effective for treating. He talks about how it can help patients focus on an outcome they want, amplify that desire in the mind, and allow them to self-regulate to feel better and achieve their desired outcome. He details the specific approach he uses in his practice. 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.