28 October 2016

Stroke patients brought back to life

There has been so much good press about hypnotherapy in the last two months.  This article from the Evening Standard (dated 20th October 2016) tells about a break though revolutionary operation to help victims of stroke.  It is ingenious!

They use a catheter wire (barely the breadth of a hair) to "fish out" the life-threatening blood clots in the brain.  The procedure is called mechanical thrombectomy.   

We also know we can regrow the damaged synapsis so full recovery is common for most patients.  It really never ceases to amaze me at how powerful our minds are and the creativity of people who discover these kinds of procedures!  Well done medical teams everywhere!

Hypnosis can help with the recovery process too.  We use visualisation to see the movement of the body happening so the mind can set the new pathways.  It takes some effort but it is worth it in the end to keep at it.  I remember reading stories about patients who were told they would never walk again and the person did.  Those people knew that it was achievable and now the doctors do too.
Never give up!

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