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Cuba Teaches Medical Hypnosis to Panamanians

By way of the International Herald Tribune, the government media agency AIN reports that 80 Panamanians have completed training in medical hypnosis, offered by the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences in Cuba.

Due to a shortage of conventional medicine in Cuba, attention has turned toward various alternative therapies. While I personally would not recommend replacing conventional medicines with hypnosis, they appear to be using it to treat various ailments like bronchial asthma, stress, sexual dysfunction and "some types of skin diseases", all of which might actually be aggravated by stress which could be helped by hypnotherapy.

A very short news item, light on details, but it's interesting to see hypnosis being taught across international borders like this.

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It's good to see the use of hypnotherapy is spreading!

Posted by: Jon Rhodes | Nov 4, 2007 10:43:30 AM

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