The effectiveness of hypnosis for pain relief: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 85 controlled experimental trials

@article{Thompson2019TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of hypnosis for pain relief: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 85 controlled experimental trials},
  author={Trevor Thompson and Devin B. Terhune and Charlotte Oram and Joseph Sharangparni and Rommana Rouf and Marco Solmi and Nicola Veronese and Brendon Stubbs},
  journal={Neuroscience \& Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2019},
  volume={99},
  pages={298-310}
}
HighlightsAnalgesic effect of hypnosis examined in 85 experimental pain trials.Effectiveness was dependent upon hypnotic suggestibility and use of analgesic imagery.Hypnosis produced 42% & 29% pain reduction in high & medium suggestibles respectively.Minimal benefits found for low suggestibles. &NA; The current meta‐analysis aimed to quantify the effectiveness of hypnosis for reducing pain and identify factors that influence efficacy. Six major databases were systematically searched for trials… Expand
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