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Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Hypnosis in Contemporary Medicine

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I want to first thank Rev. Scot Giles for finding and passing this along to me! Please also visit his website at, http://www.csgiles.org.

So many times we are asked about what is being done scientifically to substantiate that hypnosis is real and that it works for a wide variety of issues. The link below will take you to an excellent article with over 140 academic or scientific citations regarding the definition, and successful use of hypnosis. Any of those citations can lead to much more reading I’m sure.


Here is a brief description and outline of the article.

Hypnosis in Contemporary Medicine

JAMES H. STEWART, MD

Abstract

Hypnosis became popular as a treatment for medical conditions in the late 1700s when effective pharmaceutical and surgical treatment options were limited. To determine whether hypnosis has a role in contemporary medicine, relevant trials and a few case reports are reviewed. Despite substantial variation in techniques among the numerous reports, patients treated with hypnosis experienced substantial benefits for many different medical conditions. An expanded role for hypnosis and a larger study of techniques appear to be indicated.

WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?

IS HYPNOSIS REAL?

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MODERN HYPNOSIS

ACCEPTANCE OF HYPNOSIS IN MEDICINE

RISKS OF HYPNOSIS

EVALUATION OF THE CLINICAL TRIALS

CLINICAL TRIALS OF HYPNOSIS:

  • Allergy
  • Anesthesia for Pain Relief
  • Anesthesia for Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Healing from Surgery or Injury
  • Hematology
  • Hypertension
  • Neurology
  • Obesity
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Enjoy and make sure that you keep a copy of it in a safe place!

Go to http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196%2811%2963203-5/abstract

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