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Effects of hypnosis on the immune response: B-cells, T-cells, helper and suppressor cells.

Authors
  • Ruzyla-Smith, P
  • Barabasz, A
  • Barabasz, M
  • Warner, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of clinical hypnosis
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1995
Volume
38
Issue
2
Pages
71–79
Identifiers
PMID: 8871356
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study tested the effects of hypnosis on the immune response. High and low hypnotizable Ss were exposed to hypnosis, relaxation or control conditions. Blood samples obtained before treatment and twice thereafter were subjected to flow cytometry analysis. Significant alteration of the immune response as measured by B-cells and helper T-cells was shown only for highly hypnotizable Ss exposed to hypnosis.

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