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hypnotherapy

[hip-noh-ther-uh-pee]
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noun
  1. treatment of a symptom, disease, or addiction by means of hypnotism.
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Origin of hypnotherapy

First recorded in 1895–1900; hypno- + therapy
Related formshyp·no·ther·a·pist, noun
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Related Words for hypnotherapy

fascination, suggestion, hypnosis, mesmerism, hypnotherapy, autohypnosis

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Historical Examples of hypnotherapy

  • 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

noun
  1. the use of hypnosis in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems
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Derived Formshypnotherapist, 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

(hĭp′nō-thĕrə-pē)
n.
  1. Therapy using hypnosis, especially for chronic pain.
  2. Treatment of disease by inducing prolonged sleep.
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