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A doctor performs a core needle biopsy

Janet Baum, M.D., performs a core needle biopsy (Courtesy Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)

Hypnosis (also called hypnotherapy) has been studied for a number of conditions, including state anxiety (e.g., before medical procedures or surgeries), headaches, smoking cessation, pain control, hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, and irritable bowel syndrome.

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