What Is Suggestion Therapy?
Suggestion therapy is a method to promote
the patient's rehabilitation by means of suggestion. The
ancient Chinese idiom "mistaking the reflection of a bow in the cup for
a snake-extremely suspicious" is a typical example of this suggestion.
The ancient Chinese pray for recovery also includes some elements of
Positive Effects On Psychosomatic Health
Suggestion has both positive suggestion
and negative suggestion. Positive suggestion means the patient accepts
other people's ideas completely, unconditionally, uncritically and
without analysis no matter the ideas are correct or not. It exerts
positive effects on psychosomatic health. Negative suggestion, however,
denotes that the patient thoroughly negates and rejects other people' s
ideas. It has negative effects on psychosomatic health. Suggestion
therapy makes use of the positive effects of suggestion to promote
psychosomatic health of the human body. Meanwhile, attention should be
paid to avoiding the negative effects of suggestion.
Suggestion therapy may be conducted on two occasions' one is performed
in complete waking state without
hypnotization; the other means suggestion is given to the patient after
he or she enters hypnosis. The latter excels the former in effects.
Besides, the patient also may perform positive self suggestion and
repeatedly intensify the consciousness of "excellent health and
recovery from the disease". In this way, visceral functions can be
consequently induced to develop along an orderly direction.