Biosuggestive Therapy (BST) is a simple and effective psychotherapeutic tool
for depriving a person of psychosomatic disorders, restoring psychological
comfort and wellness.
The BST method is used for correction
both psychological and body problems such as stress, internal tension, fatigue,
insomnia, frequent headaches, disorders of stomach, intestines, joints, etc.
BST combines the techniques of verbal and non-verbal suggestion in a
state of light trance. The Bio prefix means that not only suggestion is applied,
but also other factors: contact of the therapist's palm with the client (with
his consent); the use of "trance" voice overtones, in the case of group therapy
the induction of the client by group members, etc.
The author of the method is psychotherapist Alexander Sztrasnij, MD.
According to this method, about 20,000 patients in Hungary, Ukraine, USA,
and Austria have been successfully treated for 25 years.
Benefits of BST
High efficiency. 95% of patients respond positively.
Most patients experience a positive change after 1-2 sessions.
a rule, only 8 sessions are required to achieve the best possible result.
effectiveness of therapy does not depend significantly on the therapist's
Biosuggestive therapy sessions have a therapeutic effect not only on the patient
but also on the therapist.
What is the essence of the method?
The essence of the method is induction of
verbal and non-verbal therapeutic suggestions.
The session takes place according to the canons of classical
The difference from the classic
suggestive session is the following.
1. The voice of a psychotherapist, accompanied by background music,
sounds not directly but in audio recording.
2. During the session the therapist touches the client in a certain
The method of
is recommended for use by the Crisis Center of Medical and Psychological
Assistance at the Institute of Psychology of the National Academy of Pedagogical
Sciences of Ukraine; The League of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Narcologists
and Psychotherapists of Ukraine; Department of Military Psychology, Military
Institute, Kiev National University (Ukrain); Professional Hypnosis
Training Institute (Poland).
Scientific verification of the
Biosuggestive Therapy was done in the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy,
Narcology and Medical Psychology of Donets’k National Medical University,
Kramators'k, Ukraine (the Head of Department is Osokina Olga, Doctor of Medical
Science, Professor). The results of verification were published in the
"Ukrainian Bulletin of Psychoneurology" 2017. Volume 25, Issue 4 (93) 79 and in
the scientific magazine "Medical Science of Ukraine" ISSN 1998-3719, ISSN
1998-3719, 2017, 1-2.
Brief summary is the next.
of biosuggestive therapy in the correction of pain syndrome in psychoneurology
O. I. Osokina, O. A. Udod, B. B.
Ivniev, S. V. Seleznova, H. H. Putiatin, S. H. Ushenin
The article is devoted to the study of the
structure of pain syndrome and the eff ectiveness of biosuggestive therapy for
its correction at patients with psychoneurological and dental problems. The pain
syndrome was studied using the McGill’s Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) among 148
respondents suffering from pain. Among them there were 72 patients with
psychoneurological problems and 76 patients with dental problems. The authors
studied the dynamics of pain intensity, and its sensory and emotional
components. Patients of the main group, in contrast to the control group, noted
a significant pain reduction according to the MPQ (p < 0.05) two hours after the
biosuggestive therapy. These changes were most pronounced in patients with
psychoneurological problems on the affective scale due to a decrease in the
level of anxiety and irritability. The effectiveness of biosuggestive therapy in
reducing the severity of pain syndrome in patients with both psychoneurological
and dental problems was proved. The maximum changes were observed in the
emotional component of the pain syndrome. These changes automatically led to the
transformation of the sensory and subjective components of pain.
Biosuggestive therapy in the treatment of dental phobia
O.I. Osokina, A.A. Udod, B.B. Ivnev, S.G. Ushenin,
G.G. Putyatin, T.V. Nesterenko, L.A. Stetcenko.
Donetsk national medical university, Lyman, Ukraine;
Kyiv Medical University, Kyiv, Ukraine
Relevance. Fear of dental treatment -
dentofobia - is an obsessive fear of visiting a dental office, a fear of the
personality of the dentist and dental equipment. The fear of treatment at the
dentist is the main reason that patients delay visits to a dentist, refuse
treatment or self-medication using. Many people with dentofobia seek help only
in urgent cases, for example, with severe pain syndrome or with an abscess.
Objective: the estimation of influence of the method of
biosuggestive therapy on the emotional state of patients in the dental profile
by a dynamic evaluation of neurotic symptoms before and after a visit to the
Material and methods. 92 respondents were
examined: 43 men (46,7 %) and 49 women (53,3 %), aged from 25 to 62 years, who
applied for dental care. Modification scale of the dental anxiety (MDAS) was
used for self-assessment of anxiety level. The Hamilton scale (HAM-A) was used
for an objective assessment of the severity of anxiety symptoms and the level of
anxiety. The method of
biosuggestive therapy was used for the psychocorrection of anxiety. This method
based on a combination of verbal and non-verbal suggestion in a light trance
state. We used not only suggestion, but also other techniques: the contact of
the palm of the therapist with the respondent’s body, induction, the
corresponding setting of the voice, etc. The results were statistically
Results. According MDAS scale, clinically significant
anxiety before a visit to the dentist was found in 82,6±4,0 % of patients. The
anxious-hypochondriacal (38,1±7,5 %) and anxious-depressive (33,3±7,3 %)
syndromes dominated. According the HAM-A scale, anxiety-phobic symptoms, sleep
disorders, autonomic disorders and somatoform dysfunctions predominated in the
neurotic symptoms with the primary involvement of the digestive system and the
urinary system. The level of neurotic symptoms in women was more than in men
(according the scale of HAM-A, 50±0,5 points and 38±0,8 points, respectively,
p<0,05). After biosuggestion therapy, 92,9±4,0 % of patients noted subjective
improvement in their emotional state and decrease of anxiety’s level.
According to the scale of HAM-A, in the main group showed a significant decrease
in the severity of neurotic symptoms by 57,7±7,5 % of the baseline, while in the
comparison group it was only 29,1±7,4 %, p<0,001.
Conclusion. The method of biosuggestion therapy is
effective and expedient for the normalization of emotional state of patients
before a visit to a dentist.