Can Hypnosis Cure Warts?
This seems to be a silly idea and yet there is experiemental evidence that suggest that hypnosis can affect warts.
A wart is a small benign tumour caused by the human papilloma virus. At first glance it does not seem like a good candidate for mental control.
A range of experiments have tested the use of hypnosis and suggestion to cure warts with some success.
Do I beleive it? I am uncertain. There’s a whole field of study relating to the control of disease through human emotion and how one feels. We accept that laughter makes the best medicine and that a positive outlook can aid healing. Perhaps there are linkages here we do not properly understand.
Very interesting though. More research is warranted.
Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, LA. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/1442635/
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/3387508/