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Hypnosis can make profound changes on brain

Posted on Thursday, 24 November, 2005 | Comment icon 2 comments


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"Hypnosis, with its long and checkered history in medicine and entertainment, is receiving some new respect from neuroscientists."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by darkknight on 24 November, 2005, 18:26
One adult in five is flat out resistant to hypnosis, Spiegel said. The rest are in between, he said. true, depends on person to person....
Comment icon #2 Posted by Lauren on 24 November, 2005, 18:44
."Even with little understanding of how it works, hypnosis has been used in medicine since the 1950s to treat pain and, more recently, as a treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, irritable bowel syndrome and eating disorders. ...he infused them with an invisible "magnetic fluid" that only he was able to muster. Thus mesmerized, clients were cured. This is an intriguing, and seemingly beneficial factor of hypnosis that, if true in all cases, must be the ultimate leap in medical science... Personally, I would be afraid to be hypnotized though...for fear of 'not being in control.'


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