Recently, surgeons have completed the world’s first deep brain surgery using hypnosis instead of an anaesthetic to control the patient’s pain, according to the mirror.co.uk.
The procedure was performed on a 73-year-old German man.
Usually, during an operation such as this, general anaesthesia is given But the sedative effect of anaesthesia "can lead to distorted results" said Dr Rupert Reichart, head of the neurosurgery department. He also went on to say to the mirror.co.uk: "Under hypnosis, there are no such side-effects of anaesthesia. "This is an enormous advantage to check whether the activation of the electrodes is successful."
Dr Reichart provided the required speech hypnosis during the procedure and kept the patient in a trance during the entire operation, while colleague Dr Walter carried out the actual operation.
a third dr., Tino Prell, monitored the success of the procedure during the operation and after awakening the patient, who was not named in reports, from hypnosis.
Dr Prell said: "This procedure allows a so-far unprecedented check on the effect of the deep brain stimulation and thus a clearly better and targeted electrode installation than in the usual procedures under narcosis."
Dr Reichart emphasised that the hypnosis "has nothing to do with esotericism or tricks of pendulum-swinging TV magicians."
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There continues to be more evidence of the power of hypnosis from both clinical trials, and from practising medical professionals and HDH will help keep you informed about them. If you are thinking about getting hypnotherapy in Cof