By Michael Castleman
Chew gum, listen to music, or try hypnosis for real pain
Thanks to a history of bad reactions, Louanne Weston was willing to do
almost anything to avoid anesthesia. So when her doctor advised surgery to
remove uterine fibroids that were causing cramps and heavy bleeding during her
period, Weston went looking for an anesthesia alternative. She found
hypnosis—and her doctor agreed to give it a try.
“Under hypnosis, I visited the moon, a beach, and...