Hypnosis used instead of anesthesia in operation on woman
42-year-old allergic to numbing agents21 August, 14:02
"The patient, a 42-year-old woman, had several allergies to chemical substances and previous anaphylactic reactions to local anesthesia," Facco said. "She had a skin tumor removed from her right thigh with hypnosis alone as a form of anesthesia.
"The hypnosis was induced by making her close her eyes while at the same time giving verbal suggestions to achieve a relaxed state and sense of well being". The operation reportedly lasted 20 minutes during which the patient's blood pressure and heart rate remained stable.