Hypnosis and the Reduction of Acute Pain and Anxiety in Adolescents undergoing Cancer Related Treatments.

Eighteen adolescents with cancer were trained in self-hypnosis techniques to reduce the discomfort and anxiety associated with bone marrow aspirations, lumbar punctures, and chemotherapeutic injections. Two patients rejected the hypnotherapy. The other sixteen recorded significant reductions in pain, discomfort, distress and anxiety.

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