Examining the research on the use of hypnosis for children facing medical anesthesia, pain, or chemotherapy, a summary of benefits suggests that:
- Hypnosis reduces pain and anxiety before, during, and after the use of anesthetics.
- Hypnosis reduces pain and anxiety during dental procedures.
- Hypnosis can be used to manage the pain of recurrent headaches, abdominal pain, and distress around receiving chemotherapy.
- Hypnosis can also be helpful in treating nighttime disorders such as insomnia and bed wetting.
Abstract: Controlled outcome studies of child clinical hypnosis, Acta Bio Medica
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