treatment of a symptom, disease, or addiction by means of hypnotism.

1895–1900; hypno- + therapy

hypnotherapist, noun
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hypnotherapy (ˌhɪpnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
the use of hypnosis in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems

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hypnotherapy hyp·no·ther·a·py (hĭp'nō-thěr'ə-pē)

  1. Therapy using hypnosis, especially for chronic pain.

  2. Treatment of disease by inducing prolonged sleep.

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Insurance companies are increasingly reimbursing for hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and similar once-fringe therapies.
Using hypnotherapy could increase the white blood cells to the brain to clean up the damage.
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