Research shows that hypnosis can measure the impact on the brain under an MRI scan. American leading Psychiatrists stated this scientific evidence shows that something happens when people are hypnotized that doesn’t ordinarily happen. Mr Spiegel told delegates and added that there were tremendous medical implications and envisaged that people being able to manage their own pain, anxiety, stress, phobias, weight as well as any neurological related problems.
It also showed that women cancer patients were able to experience less pain, he said that studies showed that just getting attention was not enough to feel less pain and that when you do hypnosis you decrease pain and that if you just get attention you don’t decrease pain
Tests and brain scans on hypnotized volunteers suggests that a region of the brain called the Anterior cingulated cortex region that checks imagination against reality was altered during hypnosis, so experts can now confirm that altered states of consciousness in those who could be hypnotized
The evidence really, really is there Hypnosis is not miraculous, it is for real, Something is going on. John Gruzelier from the Imperial college London said “We have a magnificent therapeutic tool which has been ignored because there was not before evidence of the mechanism involved. We are now getting evidence of the mechanism and we now know people will take it more seriously and develop its effects on cancer and the immune system, pain analgesia and so on.