90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation: Of 43 consecutive patients undergoing this treatment protocol, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up 6 months to 3 years post-treatment. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.
Hypnosis 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss: Investigated the effects of hypnosis in weight loss for 60 females, at least 20% overweight. Treatment included group hypnosis with metaphors for ego-strengthening, decision making and motivation, ideomotor exploration in individual hypnosis, and group hypnosis with maintenance suggestions. Hypnosis was more effective than a control group: an average of 17 lbs lost by the hypnosis group vs. an average of 0.5 lbs lost by the control group on follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492.
Hypnosis Reduces Frequency and Intensity of Migraines: Results show that the number of attacks and the number of people who suffered blinding attacks were significantly lower for the group receiving hypnotherapy than for the group receiving medication. International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis 1975; 23(1): 48-58.
Hypnosis Reduces Pain and Speeds up Recovery from Surgery: Since 1992, we have used hypnosis routinely in more than 1400 patients undergoing surgery. We found that hypnosis improved intraoperative patient comfort, reduced anxiety, pain, intraoperative requirements for anxiolytic and analgesic drugs, optimal surgical conditions and a faster recovery of the patient. Rev Med Liege. 1998 Jul; 53(7):414-8.
Hypnosis Lowered Post-treatment Pain in Burn Injuries: Patients in the hypnosis group reported less post treatment pain than did patients in the control group. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology 1997; 65(1): 60-7.
Healed 41% faster from fracture and surgery: Two studies from Harvard Medical School show hypnosis significantly reduces the time it takes to heal. Study One: Six weeks after an ankle fracture, those in the hypnosis group showed the equivalent of eight and a half weeks of healing. Study Two: Three groups of people studied after breast reduction surgery. Hypnosis group healed “significantly faster” than supportive attention group and control group. Harvard Medical School Gazette May 8, 2003