Integration of Hypnosis with Acupuncture: Possible Benefits and Case Examples

  title={Integration of Hypnosis with Acupuncture: Possible Benefits and Case Examples},
  author={Noah Samuels},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis},
  pages={243 - 248}
  • N. Samuels
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Abstract Acupuncture treatment uses ultrafine needles which are inserted into specified points on the skin (acupoints). Acupuncture can help alleviate pain and inflammation, possibly through the increased release of pituitary beta-endorphins and ACTH. Hypnosis can also help alleviate pain syndromes, and may have centrally mediated immunomodulatory effects. The use of these 2 treatments simultaneously may potentially assist and augment the effects of each another. Two case reports where both… 
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