If I use hypnosis as an anaesthetic for a long surgical procedure will the effect last throughout the operation?
A -Yes, I have administered Hypno-anaesthesia to patients who’s operations have lasted three hours or more. It is necessary for your hypnotist to be present at all times to monitor you, and your hospital will have conventional anaesthetic back-up procedures at the ready. We have never had to use these back-ups. This form of anaesthetic has opened the door to necessary surgery for many on whom it would have been impossible to operate on with conventional anaesthetic because of allergy (anaphylacia) to the anaesthetic. This procedure can be safely used for major abdominal surgery, dental surgery and childbirth, even Caesarean section. Source: Beethoven in the Operating Theatre Ch. 1 and Natural, Painless Childbirth, (Ch. 16) of The Hypnosis Book by Rubin Pecarv. To order your copy click here.