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.

Wart Images

Tulane Medical School, New Orleans, LA.

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.