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Self-hypnosis fails to reduce epidural use during labor

December 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Researchers found that a group of women who had three one-hour self-hypnosis classes used epidurals during labor just as often as women who practiced relaxation techniques or just got standard care.
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For some, hypnosis eases pain, recovery of surgery

July 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Doctors say nearly any surgery usually done with a local anesthetic could work with hypnosis and less pain medicine. Proponents say hypnosis can dull patients’ sense of pain and that it also cuts down on the need for anesthetic. Continue Reading

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