Self-Hypnosis May Help Hay Fever Sufferers

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Anyone who
suffers from hay fever knows how irritating and, in some cases, disabling, the
condition can prove. The New Scientist reports that self-hypnosis may be able
to provide some relief.
I have to
admit my motives for reporting this story are not entirely pure, the abstract
does contain a phrase with natural comedy value. Apparently, in assessing the
effectiveness of the treatment, something called a ‘nasal provocation test’ was
carried out.
About the author
Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in
psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in
He has been
writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author
of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks.
“Excuse me,
is that your nose, or did a bus park on your face?”
“Ooh, I
wish I were you, to be able to smell your own ear.”
“Say, does that thing there influence
the tides?”
Kayode Ojo
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