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Hypnosis and Breast Cancer

You've heard the media reports, and probably seen countless blog posts about the beneficial outcomes from using hypnosis as a pre-surgery treatment in breast cancery surgery. Here's one more - but what makes this one different is that it points to the actual researcher's article. It's been said about the media to deduct 50 IQ points when the topic is religion. I would extend that to science and especially hypnosis as well.  Here are the report's conclusions:

Conclusions: Hypnosis was superior to attention control regarding propofol and lidocaine use; pain, nausea, fatigue, discomfort, and emotional upset at discharge; and institutional cost. Overall, the present data support the use of hypnosis with breast cancer surgery patients.

Catch the article itself here, on the oxfordjournals.org web site.

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