Hypnosis Articles

Hypnosis Study Reveals Brain's 'Amnesia Centers'

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Date: January 10, 2008 Source: Cell Press Summary: Brain scans of hypnotized people that are taken as they forget and are triggered to remember have revealed neural circuitry that is key to the memory suppression and recall process. The researchers who conducted the study said their insights into the memory suppression and recall process may yield insight into the mechanisms underlying amnesia. Brain scans of hypnotized people that are taken as they forget and are triggered to remember have revealed neural circuitry that is key to the memory suppression and recall process. The researchers who conducted the study said their...

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Hypnosis, No Anesthetic, For Man's Surgery

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CBS April 22, 2008, 10:48 AM A British man who hypnotized himself before hand surgery last week so he could skip the anesthetic says he was fully awake and pain-free during the 83-minute procedure. Professional hypno-therapist and psychotherapist Alex Lenkei, 61, put himself into a deep trance so he wouldn't feel the pain -- he says it took him only 30 seconds to put himself under. During the surgery, some bone at the base of his thumb was removed, and some joints were fused in an attempt to improve his arthritis. Lenkei says anesthetic has gotten him nauseous before, and he...

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Hypnosis in surgery

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Apr 22 2008 Hypnosurgery using hypnosis for pain control has been gaining acceptance over recent years in medicine in the UK and other parts of the world. In addition to pain control, hypnosurgery can provide a range of other benefits such as anxiety reduction, less complications during surgery and faster recovery times. Hypnosis in surgery has a long history, dating back to the first half of the 19th century. Even after the introduction of chemical anaesthesia, there are examples of major surgeries being carried out using hypnosis instead of general anaesthetics during the 20th and the present century. Self-hypnosis has...

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Curing a fear of heights

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Don’t be held back on your travels by a fear of heights – help is at hand, says Nick Thorpe. Nick Thorpe 1:05PM BST 27 Jun 2008 Forget ski-lifts. Forget the view from the Eiffel Tower. Forget bungee-jumping, gorge-walking or even changing your own light bulb. “My brain wants to do these things, but my body won’t let me,” says Suzanne O’Brien, one of hundreds of thousands whose holiday choice is limited by a terror of heights. “It’s incredibly frustrating. My legs go dead and feel as if they weigh a hundred tonnes, and the shaking in my hands is...

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Man uses hypnosis to dull pain as dentists pulls out his teeth WITHOUT anaesthetic

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By ANDREW LEVY FOR THE DAILY MAIL UPDATED: 09:52, 4 June 2008 After avoiding the dentist for the best part of a decade, Leslie Mason was in pain and knew he needed some work. He needed two rotten teeth and four roots removed but could not afford to pay £400 for the work and was dreading the agony he was about to endure.  He mentioned his dilemma to his friend John Ridlington, a qualified hypnotist, who revealed he had been discussing the potential of hypnosis to a dentist he knew.  A quick check confirmed Mr Mason could act as a guinea pig to...

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