Hypnosis CD reduces biological measure of inflammation associated with stress and improves resilience

Chronic stress and anxiety have been associated with inflammatory changes in the body, and high levels of inflammation have been linked to a number of acute and chronic conditions.  

The authors of a pilot study recently published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice found that a self-administered hypnosis intervention significantly decreased levels of the cytokine IL-6 (Interleukin 6, a physiological measure of inflammation) and boosted resilience.

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