Fear of Medical Procedures

Fear of medical procedures is very common, there are fears of surgery, dentists, doctors, needles and these fears can easily be overlooked by professionals ,when a patient is faced with a medical procedure. However, for the patient the fear is very real, persistent, excessive and illogical all at the same time.

This is termed ‘Tomophobia’ and “it refers to fear or anxiety caused by forthcoming surgical procedures and/or medical interventions”.[1]

The disadvantage to such fears of medical procedures is that it can cause people to avoid medical and dental procedures that may be necessary to maintain their health or provision of employment prospects etc.

Tomophobia is sometimes accompanied by the irrational fear of dying under anaesthetics during surgical intervention.

Fears of medical procedures can be treated in the same way as Anxiety disorders are successfully treated and dissolved through Combo Therapy techniques.

These fears can cause unexplained terrifying emotions, sensations or feelings, that really interferes with one’s life, cognitive ability, processing of emotions and feelings when undergoing a medical procedure.

CASE STUDY – A female client who previously had a bad reaction to an anaesthetic during an operation and who nearly died on that occasion, was in dread and fear of another pending operation. Following a session Combo Therapy, her fears dissolved away, and her bodily reaction to the anaesthetic during the operation was calm and relaxed resulting in her operation being successful without any fears complications or anxiety.

Good News – With one session of Combo Therapy one’s fear of medical procedures are quickly dissolved so that the person is free from any feelings, thoughts, or fears previously associated with undergoing  any medical procedure.

Contact John O’Reilly on IRL (086) 3338886 or  combotherapy@gmail.com for more information or an appointment.

[1] Us. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of health    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2803803/


External Research demonstrates that Anesthesiologists Use Conversational Hypnosis Before Procedures

Research presented by Emmanuel Boselli, M.D., Ph.D., (a physician anesthesiologist at Édouard Herriot Hospital, Lyons, France) at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in San Diego October 2015, reported on the therapeutic benefits of conversational hypnosis prior to surgery. He described results primarily in terms of lowered patient anxiety.

Anxious patients heading into surgery often receive medication to ease their fears. In fact, “conversational hypnosis”, may do a better job than pills for relaxing patients before anesthesia and surgery, This is another example of the importance in understanding how hypnosis affects both the mind and body.


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” During my last surgery I nearly died as I had a reaction to the anesthetic, but following our last session, I had my operation without any bother. I was relaxed and had no anxiety surround my operation”
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