In 1999 the British Medical Journal advanced its opinion that hypnosis was effective for many more things including relief from the treatments of cancer, panic disorders, insomnia, phobias, obesity, pain, asthma, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
“Well, Dr. Bernstein, a lot of people don’t believe in hypnosis. I…I’m not saying I do or I don’t, but that’s the policy at….” (They shall remain nameless)
“A point of information: Hypnosis helps people quit smoking, lose weight, manage pain and stress. In other words, those very things that the company you’re representing wants their employees to address. And let’s not even talk about boosting self-confidence and managing insomnia.”
That acupuncture, and alternative medicine in general, are both more effective (my add) and less expensive than Botox treatments is, for me, a given, and therefore less interesting than the subsequent line on the side effects of sticking a bovine toxin into your neck (yes Virginia, or Harry, sticking toxins in your neck can have deleterious side effects on you down the road)
People have gone to acupuncturists for headaches of all kinds for centuries.