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hypnotherapy

[hip-noh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌhɪp noʊˈθɛr ə pi/
noun
1.
treatment of a symptom, disease, or addiction by means of hypnotism.
Origin of hypnotherapy
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; hypno- + therapy
Related forms
hypnotherapist, noun
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  • The somnambulistic state is necessary in hypnotherapy when there is a need for the patient to relive some traumatic episode.

British Dictionary definitions for hypnotherapy

hypnotherapy

/ˌhɪpnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ/
noun
1.
the use of hypnosis in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems
Derived Forms
hypnotherapist, noun
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Word Origin and History for hypnotherapy
n.

1897, from hypno- + therapy. Related: Hypnotherapist.

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hypnotherapy in Medicine

hypnotherapy hyp·no·ther·a·py (hĭp'nō-thěr'ə-pē)
n.

  1. Therapy using hypnosis, especially for chronic pain.

  2. Treatment of disease by inducing prolonged sleep.

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