The Oracle: University of South Florida reports, http://tinyurl.com/qyowfwa, that Dr. Philip Shenefelt, a professor at University of South Florida College of Medicine’s department of dermatology and a dermatologist at the James A. Haley Veterans’ hospital, sometimes uses hypnosis to treat diseases including uncontrolled chronic pain and weakened immune systems.
Dr.Shenefelt emphasizes that it may take 20 to 40 hypnosis sessions to make the changes that his patients need. He teaches them self hypnosis techniques so that they can take responsibility for their own healing.
I helped a young woman use self hypnosis to heal dry flaky cracked skin on her hands. Over a period of several months her hands became soft, supple, and healthy, and she no longer needed to use hand lotion multiple times daily.