Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the most common sex problem men report to their doctor, according to the Urology Care Foundation. It affects as many as 30 million men and can lead to low self-esteem, depression, and distress for the man and his partner.
While erectile dysfunction can happen for a variety of reasons, many men can ease or even reverse ED by making simple lifestyle changes — such as losing excess weight and quitting smoking.
Hypnosis might sound like a magic trick to some, but the therapy can be an effective pain reliever, a new review shows.
The review covered 85 studies that have tested hypnosis for easing "experimental models" of pain – that is, lab studies where brave volunteers agreed to be subjected to a painful stimulus.
And overall, researchers found, hypnosis eased the pain people felt by 29% to 42%, compared to doing nothing. People deemed to be highly "suggestible"