Medical hypnosis assists with surgery and medical procedures

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Hypnosis is an artificially produced state of consciousness which allows for greater responsiveness to suggestion. Ian Lipski M.D., associate professor in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center, uses medical hypnosis to help patients manage cancer treatment side effects like anxiety, fear and pain. Medical hypnosis shifts the focus of power away from the medical staff and gives the patient control over his/her cognizance. Learn how Dr. Lipski helps patients...

Aquariums Relieve Stress for Cancer Patients

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has 63 aquariums in waiting areas throughout its campus, three of them being saltwater fish. Employees at MD Anderson share their stories about the calming affects the aquariums have on its cancer patients, care givers, visitors and employees.