Relax Before a Medical Procedure
Feeling stressed or worried can negatively impact the outcome of a medical procedure. Hypnosis offers a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical way to tap into the mind's natural ability to reduce stress and pain. In clinical trials, those who received hypnosis reported far less pain and anxiety, suffered fewer complications, and recovered faster than those who received standard care alone. A 2006 study from Yale University School of Medicine concluded that "hypnosis significantly alleviates preoperative anxiety."