Treatable Conditions


Treatable Conditons

Many patients find themselves visiting Dr. Jeff Lazarus after a series of unsuccessful appointments with other doctors and specialists.

Because Dr. Lazarus hopes that his office will be the final and successful stop on a person’s journey, he clearly specifies the issues he can effectively treat. He also holds an initial, no cost phone consultation with every patient before scheduling a visit. This ensures that a patient does not make an office visit that will not produce results.

Bedwetting
Bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) affects approximately 10 percent of six-year olds, 5 percent of 10-year-olds, and 1 percent of 15-year-olds. Hypnosis for bedwetting has produced great results, backed by many studies which you can find at the bedwetting hypnosis page. Dr. Lazarus has also produced a self-hypnosis bedwetting treatment video entitled Keeping the Bed Dry®.

Chemotherapy Side Effects
The side effects of chemotherapy include nausea and vomiting.  They just add to the  anxiety and stress experienced at a very traumatic time, and they can be managed through medical hypnosis.

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gastrointestinal Disorders such as Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP), previously called Recurrent Abdominal Pain (RAP), Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Abdominal migraine (AM), Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS), and Functional Dyspepsia (FD), are amenable to treatment with medical hypnosis. In fact, evidence-based medicine has demonstrated that behavioral approaches are more effective than medication for these conditions.

Headaches (chronic & migraine)
Migraine headaches are recurrent headaches, often associated with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light (photophobia), and sensitivity to sound (phonophobia), and they affect many children and young adults.

Insomnia
Insomnia is a common symptom of depression and anxiety. Medical hypnosis is a tool that can be incorporated into to and used as part of an overall plan to treat these problems, once the patient faces his or her depression.

Music Performance Anxiety
Sometimes, even though a performer has all the skills needed to wow an audience, her or she experiences a fear as real and physical as one might feel when encountering a bear or another real, physical threat. It is a perceived threat, and can be dealt with if the musician is given performance anxiety strategies and skills to perform confidently.

Pain
An estimated 10 million children in the United States live with chronic or recurrent pain, the most common types of which are abdominal pain, migraines and headaches, back pain, and facial pain.

Phobias
Specific phobias include fear of flying, fear of heights, fear of spiders/animals, and fear of needles. This condition is different than generalized anxiety disorder.

Public Speaking Anxiety
Fear of public speaking is one of the leading fears people have.  Strategies and skills to combat this anxiety can include self-hypnosis, visualization, guided imagery or mental imagery.

Sports Performance Anxiety
Athletes who perform well during practice may “choke” under the pressure of important games or carry past failures with them. Medical hypnosis has been proven to help athletes perform to their abilities.

Test Taking Anxiety
Even students who have strong academic capabilities can succumb to anxiety when taking an important test, and they fail to reflect their actual knowledge and abilities.

Tics
Many children without Tourette syndrome experience tics that last for a few weeks or a few months and often go away on their own.

Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome is a complex neurobehavioral disorder characterized by multiple motor tics, as well as vocalizations, which wax and wane.

Warts
Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. They can be frustrating to treat and frequently, traditional dermatological methods do not work.