Hypnotherapy is becoming popular among Western New Yorkers as a last resort for mental and physical health issues.

Hypnotherapy, also known as hypnosis or hypnotic suggestion, is a common yet controversial treatment that puts users into a “trance-like” state, decreasing the awareness of what’s going on around them, and making them more vulnerable to suggestion. 

For thousands of years, hypnosis has been used to treat various ailments and is now gaining popularity in alternative medicine.

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Is Hypnotherapy Right For You?

Several medical experts believe hypnotherapy can be a valid option for treatment, despite the misconceptions from hypnosis shows. 


According to the Mayo Clinic, research has shown that hypnotherapy can be used to treat many physical and mental conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Quitting smoking
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Overeating
  • Pain control
  • Hot flashes
  • Side effects from chemotherapy and/or radiation

The Risks Of Hypnosis

Although hypnotherapy is considered a valid treatment for many ailments, there are risks involved and not everyone is a suitable candidate for hypnosis. 

Hypnotherapy is not a suitable option for those with severe mental illness, as it can sometimes lead to the creation of false memories.

Hypnotherapy could also cause headaches, dizziness, distress, and drowsiness.

Where To Find Hypnotherapy In Buffalo, New York

As always, before trying alternative medicine like hypnotherapy, it’s a good idea to do plenty of research to see if it’s something that you could benefit from.

Additionally, you should ask your hypnotherapist about their qualifications, credentials, education, results, and anything else that would make you more comfortable during your session.

If you’re interested in learning more about and possibly trying hypnotherapy, these places in the Buffalo area could be a good place to start.

Amherst Hypnosis

57 Thomas Jefferson Lane, Snyder


BlueSky Hypnosis 

359 Quaker Road, East Aurora


Extraordinary Change Hypnosis

1313 Walden Ave, Buffalo


Hamburg Healing Center

5854 Camp Road, Hamburg


Heart's Desire Hypnosis and Wellness Center

168 Robinson St, North Tonawanda


Master Mind Advanced Hypnosis

300 International Drive, Buffalo

Looking for another option for your mental health? Keep scrolling to find places where you can get the help you need in the Western New York area.

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