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The Legitimization of Hypnosis as a Medical Practice

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When did hypnosis become viewed as a legitimate medical practice?

The Legitimization of Hypnosis as a Medical Practice

The British Medical Association gave support for the teaching of the therapeutic use of hypnosis in medicine in 1955. Three years later, the American Medical Association followed suit. Today, an International Society of Hypnosis coordinates and assesses standards and practices of professional hypnotists across the world. Hypnosis is currently used in several areas of health care as an adjunct to more conventional treatments. These include dentistry, general medicine, and psychology.

   

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