Evaluation of the Effect of Hypnotherapy on the Headache

  title={Evaluation of the Effect of Hypnotherapy on the Headache},
  author={Amir Moghadam Ahmadi and Mina Jafari and Laaya Sabzevari and Atena FallahTafti and Reza Bidaki},
Introduction: Given the high prevalence of headache that may result in lowering the quality of life and some side effects of drug treatments that may reduce the tendency of patients to medication and complete the course of treatment, and sometimes resistance of some headaches to medications, we decided to evaluate the effectiveness of hypnotherapy as a nonpharmacologic method in patients with two of the most common types of headaches (tension and migraine headaches). Methods: In this study… Expand
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