Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Teamwork. Specialists at Mayo Clinic recognize that many complementary and alternative medical treatments, such as hypnosis, can help promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Mayo Clinic specialists are skilled at integrating hypnosis into an overall treatment plan when it's appropriate.
  • Psychological and medical therapy. Mayo Clinic offers hypnosis as psychological and medical therapy to help ease symptoms of many diseases and conditions such as stress, anxiety, insomnia and pain. Hypnosis also can lower anxiety before a procedure or surgery.

Expertise and rankings

  • 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.
  • Evidence-based therapy. Mayo Clinic health care providers recommend approaches that are based on research demonstrating the effectiveness of complementary and integrative medical treatments.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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Nov. 17, 2022
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