Montreal Children’s Hospital employs medical hypnosis to reduce anxiety, pain

MONTREAL – A Quebec hospital is touting the use of medical hypnosis after the results of a pilot project suggested it can reduce pain and anxiety in patients.

The trial conducted at the Montreal Children’s Hospital also resulted in a reduction in the amount of medication administered to perform medical imaging procedures.

“Patients don’t move. It works perfectly. It’s amazing,” said Johanne L’Ecuyer, a medical imaging technologist at the hospital.