Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Chronic Asthma

This study investigated the effect of hypnotherapy on sixteen patients suffering from chronic asthma. All sixteen were having their asthma controlled by drugs however this drug therapy was proving inadequate as all needed to make occasional hospital visits. Hypnotherapy reduced the number of hospital visits by 70%. The duration of the hospital stay and the amount of drugs required were also significantly reduced. Patients reported an overall improvement in their condition however lung function tests of air flows did not support these observations.

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