hypnotherapy

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Etymology[edit]

hypno-, (taken as a combining form of hypnosis) + therapy.

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hypnotherapy (plural hypnotherapies)

  1. Treatment of disease by means of hypnotism.
    • 1897 - Lippincott's Medical Dictionary
      Hypnotherapy, the therapeutic use of hypnotism.
    • 1947 Leslie M. Lecron & Jean Bordeaux, Hypnotism Today
      Direct persuasive suggestion under hypnosis was the type of hypnotherapy used by the old medical practitioners of hypnotism.
    • 1960 The Spectator, November 25
      Scientific training is attempted in the...two-year Hypnotherapy Centre course.

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