- Expertise and experience. Mayo Clinic has developed a specialty called Complementary and Integrative Medicine that blends the best of both worlds — conventional and alternative medicine. Specialists at Mayo Clinic recognize that many complementary and alternative medicine treatments such as hypnosis can help promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Mayo specialists are skilled at integrating hypnosis into your overall treatment plan, if appropriate.
- Psychological and medical therapy. Mayo Clinic offers hypnosis as a psychological and medical therapy to help relieve symptoms of many diseases and conditions, such as stress, anxiety, insomnia or pain. Hypnosis can also reduce anxiety before a procedure or surgery.
- Evidence-based approach. Mayo doctors recommend treatments that are based on research demonstrating the effectiveness of complementary and integrative medicine treatments.
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