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Is medical hypnosis the answer to better health?

From the August 13, 2012 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

This article originally appeared on May 28, 2012.

Although many of us tend to think of hypnosis in terms of swinging stopwatches and making unsuspecting people act like chickens, it turns out that this age-old practice is now being used for far more practical purposes, including better health and lower hospital bills. However, as progressive as this may sound, I wonder if such an approach to easing suffering ultimately gives us more or less control over our bodies.