Dr. Dean Edell of KGO TV, on the ABC network here in San Francisco, had a story on the use of hypnosis for a nagging habitual cough.
It was a story of an eleven year old boy who had a bad cold that turned into a cough for 33 days straight and missed 20 days of school. The cough was every waking moment.
Dr Hall Ph.D,Psy.D. prescribed hypnosis.
The article states :
"A new study shows it's (hypnosis)
nearly 80 percent effective at stopping a habit cough. The idea is to reduce stress and anxiety. Experts say, children often develop habit coughs after a common cold or flu. In many cases, the reason for the cough is psychological. They say biofeedback and hypnosis may help address the child's underlying needs.
One of the biggest benefits of hypnosis is there are no side-effects. Experts next want to try hypnosis on persistent adult coughs."
Isn't it wonderful that more and more, the use of hypnosis is getting more recognition.