Clinician's Roundtable

Hypnosis in Clinical Medicine: Ready for Prime Time?

April 6, 201514 min
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

Hypnosis, as a medical tool, doesn't enter the daily lexicon of clinical practice in most hospital settings. But for those familiar with its applications, hypnosis can be a versatile and powerfully effective therapeutic aid across the broad spectrum of psychiatric and somatic disease states. Will the healthcare community at large start to embrace these emerging roles for hypnosis over time, or will the practice remain marginalized to peripheral stereotypes of mysticism and the occult? Joining Dr. Matt Birnholz to explore hypnosis in medicine and the many questions therein is Dr. David Gandell, hypnosis expert and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

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