Skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, alopecia, herpes, and excessive itching or sweating are often linked with stress, anxiety, shame, and discomfort. While there are a number of treatments for these conditions, the trial and error process of finding the right remedy aggravates the stress and discomfort associated with skin conditions. Hypnosis can alleviate some of this distress and promote healing in chronic skin problems.
Many skin conditions involve inflammation that is only made worse by negative emotional states. When the sympathetic nervous system is active and you have fear, increasing breathing and heart rate, and extra vigilance, the body releases chemicals that trigger inflammation and can cause skin conditions to flare. Hypnosis allows you to relax and spend more time calm and resting, which slows down inflammatory processes and promotes healing.
In addition, hypnotic suggestions can improve emotional distress such as anxiety and shame, while also reducing physical discomfort. If your skin disorder is accompanied by pain or itching, hypnosis can lessen pain and help you stop absentmindedly itching.