The role of clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis to relief pain and anxiety in severe chronic diseases in palliative care


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29307207/

 

Conclusions: The patient group receiving hypnosis as an adjuvant therapy showed a statistically significant decrease in pain and anxiety and a significantly lower risk of increasing pharmacological pain treatment in a long term follow-up after 1 and 2 years compared to the control group. Clinical hypnosis can be considered an effective adjuvant therapy for pain and anxiety control in cancer as well as in severe chronic diseases for patients receiving palliative care.