The Globe and Mail wrote an excellent article titled: "Hypnosis, grounded in science":
"Hypnosis doesn't work for everyone, notes Dr. Amir Raz (of McGill University) ... But "in my opinion, it's completely underused." "
"As with mindfulness meditation, hypnosis harnesses the brain's natural abilities to regulate the body and control the random thoughts that ricochet through our minds, says Dr. David Patterson, a University of Washington psychologist"
An article by The American Psychological Association states: "A meta-analysis (a study of studies) ... showed that 75% of clinical and experimental participants with different types of pain obtained substantial pain relief from hypnotic techniques."
"Chronic pain conditions for which hypnosis has been used successfully include, among others, headache, backache, fibromyalgia, carcinoma-related pain, temporal mandibular disorder pain, and mixed chronic pain. Hypnosis can alleviate the sensory and/or affective components of a pain experience, which may be all that is required for acute pain."
"Hypnosis is likely to be effective for most people suffering from diverse forms of pain"
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