Hypnosis for pain control is used by the Stanford Cancer Center. The National Cancer Institute reports that women having surgery for breast cancer who received hypnosis before the operation needed less anesthesia and pain medication during surgery and reported less pain, nausea, fatigue and discomfort after surgery.
The Tulane University School of Medicine asserts that hypnosis shortly after the injury can prevent a second-degree burn from becoming third-degree.
Multiple hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School use hypnosis to speed recovery after surgery. One Harvard researcher even reported that hypnosis made bone fractures heal several weeks faster than usual.
A study at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel found hypnosis made the embryo transfer of in vitro fertilization twice as successful.
Even NASA has taught its astronauts mind-over-body techniques to slow and speed heart rates and warm and cool hands without moving them.