A Hull University has been studying the effect of hypnosis and has found that its ‘effects’ can be picked up on a brain scan.
“It shows that the changes are due to hypnosis and not just simple relaxation” says Dr William Mcgeown the study leader.
One psychologist said the study backed the theory that hypnosis “primes” the brain to be open to suggestion.
Hypnosis is increasingly being used to help people stop smoking or lose weight and advisers recently recommended its use on the NHS to treat irritable bowel syndrome.
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