Hypnosis reduces pain, say researchers at the Stanford University school of medicine. They considered changes in the brain occurring during the hypnotic intervention.
In total, the experiment involved 30 volunteers with high sensitivity to hypnosis. In addition to this, the group was recruited from people who are resistant to hypnotic effects.
Thanks to MRI-diagnostics in the brain of people during hypnosis were able to identify changes in the cingulate cortex. Even changing the activity of the frontal cortex and the Insula of the brain. This zone affect the sensation of pain. Scientists suggest that the acquired knowledge will help in getting rid of chronic pain and nervous disorders.