Harvard Medical School found in their researches that broken bones and surgical wounds heal at a faster rate in patients who undergo therapeutic hypnosis. Hypnotic subjects with broken bones proved to heal 3 weeks faster than those who received no hypnosis. In addition they had less inflammation, less pain and less scaring as a result of post-hypnotic suggestions!
Hypnosis has also been successfully used to treat psychological disorders due to its ability to reach deep-seated, emotional issues situated in the subconscious mind. As far back as 1958, The American Medical Association had approved hypnosis as a form of therapy – hypnotherapy.
Hypnosis enables the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind. It has been used to counter the nausea of pregnancy; dental and test-taking anxiety; root canal treatment and childbirth; healing diabetes, lupus, fibromyalgia, cancer, high blood pressure, fear of flying and public speaking; compulsive hair-pulling; and intractable hiccups, among many other health problems.
Hypnosis, with its long and checkered history in medicine and entertainment, is receiving some new respect from neuroscientists. Recent brain studies of people who are susceptible to suggestion indicate that when they act on the suggestions their brains show profound changes in how they process information. The suggestions, researchers report, literally change what people see, hear, feel and believe to be true.