A study conducted in a hospital in Switzerland showed that hypnosis is an effective treatment in Pain management. The study analysed 40 ICU burn patients whose pain was measured using the Visual Analog Scale (VAS). These patients were also using prescribed opioid medications. Doctors were able to gradually decrease the dose of those medications int the patients who proceeded with hypnotherapy sessions as they reported less pain than the control patients who did not use hypnotherapy. This study also found that the patients who proceeded with the hypnotherapy experienced reduced anxiety, needed fewer skin grafts, and had overall lower hospital costs (Berger, M.M., et al 2010).
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