"Hypnosis Reduces Pain and speeds up Recovery from Surgery"
Since 1992, we have used hypnosis routinely in more than 1400 patient undergoing surgery. We found that hypnosis used with patients as an adjunct to conscious sedation and local anesthesia was associated with improved intraoperative patient comfort, and with reduced anxiety, pain, intraoperative requirements for anxiolytic and analgesic drugs, optimal surgical conditions and a faster recovery of the patient. Hypnosis and its application in surgery. Faymonville ME, Defechereux T, Joins J. Adant Jp, Hamoir E. Meurisse M. Service Anesthesie Reanimation, Universite de Liege, Rev Med Liege, 1998 Jul;53(7):414-8.
Hypnosis was recognized by the American Medical Association in 1958 as a legitimate treatment method for applications in both medicine and dentistry.