It has been demonstrated that the immune system can be severely compromised by stress and depression. This can be a causal or exacerbatory factor in many illnesses, including various severe illnesses. In these cases, hypnosis can be used to help the individual combat stress and depression and thereby help to strengthen the immune response vital for fighting disease.
In unstressed individuals, visualisation and hypnotic suggestions can be used to boost immune response and thereby help to maintain health and prevent disease.
Hypnosis can be used to improve mental functioning thereby reducing stress, anxiety, chronic anger and depression that can increase the tendency towards various illnesses and accelerated ageing.