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Ninja Poll 103: Hypnosis

In April 2008 a professional hypnotist, Alex Lenkei, successfully hypnotised himself before having surgery on his hand and was in no pain throughout the 80 minute operation. His blood pressure and heart rate were also monitored and remained normal, indicating that he truly did not experience any pain. An anaesthetist who remained on hand believes Mr Lenkei's body may have released chemicals which blocked pain. If you where going into surgery, would you have it done with a hypnotist? Cheaper, but more dangerous.
^^Read Above first^^^ A study done at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine looked at two groups of patients facing surgery for breast cancer. The group that received hypnosis prior to surgery reported less pain, nausea, and anxiety after surgery than did the control group. There was a cost benefit as well, as the average hypnosis patient reduced the cost of treatment by an average of $772.00. If you where going into surgery, would you have it done with a hypnotist if it saved you roughly $772 (£386) on costs?
Yes, go for it!
No, it seems a bit risky.
Hypnosis: Fun party trick, Life saver, or Dark art?
It's a fun party trick
It's a life saver.
It's a Dark art.
Ever been hypnotised?
Me? No!
Me? No! But I have seen someone get hynoptised before...
Yeah, it was crazy.
Yeah, it was used to save my life in some way...
I am a hypnotist.
Hypnotherapy, a good thing or a bad thing?
A good thing. It definitely benefits lives.
A bad thing, it's cheating!
Both good and Bad.
"It is a common claim that you can't be hypnotised against your will." Do you think this is true?
Are you familiar with the work of Darren Brown?
yes, he is a really cool guy.
Yes, he is evil.
Pleaseuse a new tab or something when you copy & paste the hyperlink in. This is a video of Darren Brown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW2yKlNFFuU&feature=related. What do you think of the video?
Do you think that trick would work on you?
Yeah, probably.
Not a chance.
I don't know.
Did you like my poll?
Pretty good.
worth taking
not really that good.
This poll was created on 2008-05-16 14:46:35 by Blackninja133