Alopecia Areata Hypnotherapy Benefits
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease which results in loss of hair from the scalp. Previous studies have shown it is often triggered by psychological stress. In this study 21 patients, who had not responded to conventional treatment, were selected for hypnotic treatment. A hypnotherapeutic approach combining symptom-orientated suggestions with suggestions for improved self-esteem was employed. After treatment, 12 of the 24 patients experienced significant hair regrowth. This included 4 patients with total scalp loss. Furthermore, hypnotherapy was shown to significantly reduce scores in anxiety and depression.