1. The Secret of How Hypnosis Really Works

    The unique effects of hypnosis on the brain suggest that it can be a powerful way to relieve pain—and might even be an alternative to opioids, one expert believes. When Dr. David Spiegel emerged from a three-hour shoulder surgery in 1972, he didn’t use any pain meds to recover. Instead, he hypno…Read More

  2. Hypnosis: Does it Work?

    In recent years, hypnosis has become an accepted medical therapy to address a variety of conditions, including childbirth pain and weight loss, which are concerns for many women. This increased popularity is probably due to research that shows hypnosis can produce profound improvements in health—t…Read More

  3. Hypnotherapy Trial Reduces Pain and Anxiety in Children with Burns

    A world-first study has found medical hypnosis can reduce pain and anxiety in children being treated for serious burns. The University of Queensland’s Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) analysed whether hypnotherapy decreased pain, anxiety, and stress for children undergoing potentially painful c…Read More