Published on: April 11, 2012
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Author: Melinda Beck
Can hypnosis relieve pain and anxiety? For someone who has undergone chemotherapy for leukemia, Jeanne Safer believes that hypnosis and self-hypnosis has not only helped her manage her pain and anxiety but given her peace of mind. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for people to view hypnosis as therapeutic. There's mounting scientific evidence that supports the positive effect of hypnosis, from easing symptoms of irritable-bowel syndrome to lowering blood pressure. In fact, hypnotic suggestions can have measureable effects on the body.