Hypnosis swings into mainstream of medicine: Ohio.com

Ivan Seeking

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Last year, the Harvard Mental Health Letter devoted a two-part report to hypnosis. In August, the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter reported on findings that hypnosis may provide relief from chronic indigestion.
http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/living/7008846.htm [Broken]
 
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Great article Ivan. I just can't imagine why hypnosis hadn't become 'mainstream' long before now.

Not to get off topic but I found the following passage very interesting:

Further, not everyone can be hypnotized. It is estimated that 10 percent to 20 percent of the people fall easily into hypnosis, while 10 percent are not receptive to hypnosis at all. Others fall at various points in between. The Harvard letter identified the best subjects as``imaginative, trustful and emotionally unguarded rather than literal-minded, skeptical and cautious.''
Reminds me a lot of the "goat/sheep" effect that is well documented with reference to psi phenomena. It wouldn't surprise me if the two are intimately related.
 

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