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Wall Street Journal Article

HEALTH: Hypnosis gaining respectability among doctors, patients BY MICHAEL WALDHOLZ Wall Street Journal Hypnosis, often misunderstood and almost always controversial, is increasingly being employed in mainstream medicine. Numerous scientific studies have emerged in recent years showing that the hypnotized mind can exert a real and powerful effect on the body. The new findings are leading […]

Pain Relief for Chronic Conditions

Pain Relief and Management for Chronic Conditions James Duncan, C.Ht. © 2003 Almost any person can be trained through hypnosis for pain management, to relieve anxiety, regain muscle control and to respond positively to treatment of any kind. Suggestions are given for controlling pain and discomfort if it becomes particularly intense, but leaves the client […]

Pain in the Brain

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 8-AUG-2004 Pain in the brain: It’s not what you imagine Researchers are one step closer to unravelling the mystery of medically unexplained pain such as chronic low back pain, which continues to baffle doctors. A study exploring the experience of pain in hypnotised volunteers has found that some types of pain which […]

Mayo Clinic Staff on Hypnosis

Hypnosis: An altered state of consciousness By Mayo Clinic staff Have you ever been totally absorbed while reading a book or cooking or watching a movie? Did you zone out to the point where you didn’t notice what else was going on around you? If so, you have experienced a type of trancelike state or […]

Hypnotism gaining respect in medicine as useful tool

ENTERPRISE From the November 15, 2002 print edition Hypnotism gaining respect in medicine as a useful tool Danek S. Kaus About a dozen people sit in a dimly lit circle of comfortable chairs. The people are deeply relaxed as they listen to a voice guide them through images designed to promote healthy bodies. That might […]

Hypnosis Really Changes Your Mind

Hypnosis really changes your mind 13:28 10 September 04 NewScientist.com news service Hypnosis is more than just a party trick, it measurably changes how the brain works, says a UK researcher. Hypnosis significantly affects the activity in a part of the brain responsible for detecting and responding to errors, says John Gruzelier, a psychologist at […]

Hypnosis In Surgery

Health briefings September 12, 2005 Times You won’t feel a thing . . . by Liz Bestic Hypnosedation may reduce the need for general anaesthetic How amusing it is to see hypnotists make people cluck like chickens or bark like dogs. But while their art is seen by many as a form of entertainment, new […]

Hypnosis gains Acceptance in Health Care

Published on 07/21/1997 Hypnosis gains acceptance in health care By Clyde Noel / Town Crier Staff Writer Ever go upstairs, or walk in a room, and when you get there you’ve forgotten why you came? Or, maybe you were driving on the freeway and started to daydream and went past your exit and wondered where […]

Hypnosis for Pain and Anxiety by Anne Spencer

HYPNOSIS FOR PAIN AND ANXIETY An alternative tested in the procedure room. by Anne H. Spencer, Ph.D. A Prospective, randomized trial described in the April 29, 2000, Lancet evaluated the effectiveness of hypnosis – termed “nonpharmacologic analgesia” – in easing pain and anxiety associated with undergoing minimally invasive surgical procedures such as angiograms and angioplasties […]

Hypnosis and Religious Faith by Paul Durbin

HYPNOSIS & RELIGIOUS FAITH by Chaplain Paul G. Durbin, Ph.D. Durbin before a lecture on “Hypnosis and Religion” A few years ago, I read an article in Family Weekly titled, “Boom Days For Devil Hypnosis” Hearing that title: what ideas, images, thoughts come to you? Thought the article had what I considered a very negative […]