Pain relief is one of the seemingly magical effects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
This study compares Hypnosis with Imagination and Placebo and found that all three reduce pain and that Imaginiation is as effective as Hypnosis.
Interesting stuff…well for me it is anyway.
The study also showed that expectation, the idea of a positive outcome, increases the effect of all three methods, while Placebo benefited the most from the expectation of success.
Now we know why snake oil salesman talk up their product, it really does make snake oil more effective!
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