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How can hypnosis help someone with cancer?

Hypnosis is an artificially induced sleep-like condition of high concentration, characterized by heightened suggestibility and receptivity to direction. Hypnosis can be used in people with cancer to:
  • Block the awareness of pain
  • Change sensations from unpleasant to comfortable
  • Increase relaxation
  • Reduce stress

How it's used: A hypnotherapist who is licensed in the healing arts can perform hypnosis. You also can be taught to place yourself under a hypnotic state.

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