Hypnosis in the treatment of functional infertility

Am J Clin Hypn. 1995 Jul;38(1):22-6. doi: 10.1080/00029157.1995.10403174.


The literature was reviewed and found to contain sparse information regarding the applicability of clinical hypnosis in the treatment of functional infertility. Two cases were then described in which hypnosis based on imagery and a relaxation strategy was successful in facilitating pregnancy in both instances. The treatment was considered to have resulted in beneficial modification of attitude, optimism, and mind-body interaction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eidetic Imagery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypnosis*
  • Infertility, Female / therapy*
  • Pregnancy
  • Relaxation Therapy