Houston Hypnosis Puts Anesthesia to Rest
Hypnosis is getting a very good reputation these days. So good that one of the largest cancer research hospitals in the world uses it as a replacement for general anesthesia as noted by ACB13 EyeWitness News:
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) --
A new clinical study at MD Anderson Cancer Center is using hypnosedation as a replacement for general anesthesia on early stage breast cancer patients.
Patients would still receive pain medications and local anesthesia, but they won't be completely knocked out during certain types of lumpectomies.
"Do we need to use the same anesthesia, the same approach for every patient for every cancer? Probably not. As patients we're all different, the cancers are all different, the surgeries are different," explained Dr. Dalliah Black, a breast surgical oncologist.
Mind-body intervention specialist Rosalinda Engle joins the patient in the room during the procedure to administer a series of relaxation techniques to lull the patient into a hypnotic trance.
"Your breathing is slow and steady," she explained. "Our muscles are deeply relaxed and you tend to not want to move or talk very much."
"I could hear things in the background, but I don't know if I can really comprehend them," said patient Beverly Levinson.
Doctors with MD Anderson say general anesthesia can weaken immune systems, and by skipping it and opting for hypnosedation, many patients have found a speedier recovery process.
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