When Viv needed a medium-sized filling, we decided to put our mouth where our money is and experiment with hypnosis to reduce pain. Thanks to Alison and Zara at The Dental Clinic on Western Road, Brighton.
Notice Viv's description of 'I was aware there was this thing called pain – it just didn't hurt.' fMRI scans show hypnotised subjects still receive the signals from the nerves but they do not get translated into an experience of pain. See a video including fMRI scans of someone under hypnotic anaesthesia while having 'painful' stimuli applied here.
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