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Can hypnosis effectively treat multiple sclerosis?

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A hypnotherapist can teach you to relax so deeply that you're open to suggestions for dealing with pain. This mind-body practice has helped ease MS pain in a few, very small studies.

You may find hypnotherapy calming, but what effect it has on MS symptoms isn't clear. Larger studies are needed to find out whether the relief is actually a placebo effect.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 21, 2017
Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 21, 2017

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